Inconsolata - Excellent Coding Font

2010-06-16 20:00:00 -0400

Recently I visited Mohit Muthanna’s blog 0xFE for the first time (a great nerd tech read, subscribed!) and came across this post about his new favorite font for programming, Raph Levien’s Inconsolata:

Inconsolata Preview

It’s super, super snazzy. Switched both TextMate and XCode over to it as my default, it’s quite pleasant. I’m not exactly a typography connoisseur, and while I’ve looked at other mono-space fonts before as an alternative to my usual default of Monaco, this is the first I was ever tempted to really switch.

Also, it’s free. Apparently, variants of the font are breeding rapidly, although I’m not feeling any of them in particular. Also, I don’t need straight-quotes, I think the quotes look just fantastic:

Inconsolata Xcode

Many thanks to Raph for making this available! Check out the aforementioned home page, this Google engineer is quite an interesting character!

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