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#1 2007-09-20 10:35:06

ezzetabi
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What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

I was using terminus, but I found it too thin for my tastes (or maybe for my bad eyes...) so I sought around and I read many persons like the Microsoft's Consolas and I have to say that it is indeed very nice. Probably MS should stop doing OSes and start drawings fonts only...

And so I wondered, what do you use? IMO a terminal font should be, readable, monospaced (doh) and a little thick.
Of course if you do not use the terminal this post is not for you. wink

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#2 2007-09-20 10:41:38

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

ezzetabi wrote:

I was using terminus, but I found it too thin for my tastes (or maybe for my bad eyes...) so I sought around and I read many persons like the Microsoft's Consolas and I have to say that it is indeed very nice. Probably MS should stop doing OSes and start drawings fonts only...

I never saw this particular font, but I second that, fonts is the only thing MS do well imo smile

And so I wondered, what do you use? IMO a terminal font should be, readable, monospaced (doh) and a little thick.
Of course if you do not use the terminal this post is not for you. wink

terminus tongue


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#3 2007-09-20 10:42:06

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

Liberation mono 12


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#4 2007-09-20 10:51:58

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

inconsolata

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#5 2007-09-20 10:52:28

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

DejaVu sans mono 9

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#6 2007-09-20 12:34:12

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

ezzetabi wrote:

I was using terminus, but I found it too thin for my tastes (or maybe for my bad eyes...)

I know what you mean. I really like terminus, but when you look really long at a thin font, white on black, (maybe flatscreen has something to do with it (1280x1024)), it tends to appear to blink really fast. Or as if it's swirling around.

I made the background a bit lighter and foreground a bit darker and that made the problem less severe.

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#7 2007-09-20 13:26:52

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

Terminus.


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#8 2007-09-20 13:28:29

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

According to my terminal settings...  Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Roman 11 - I think Roman means no italics or bold.  Only thing I liked on my laptop screen although I have turned down sub-pixel hinting to medium since then so maybe there is better.

Edit: 100th post - woo hoo!  big_smile

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#9 2007-09-20 21:41:02

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

urxvt.font:xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:pixelsize=10
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#10 2007-09-20 21:51:11

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

urxvt*font::             -*-terminus-medium-*-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
urxvt*boldFont::         -*-terminus-medium-*-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
urxvt*italicFont::       -*-terminus-medium-*-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
urxvt*boldItalicFont::   -*-terminus-medium-*-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

Because bold/italic terminus doesn't look too good.

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#11 2007-09-20 22:02:42

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

Some time ago, i used really small fonts, like bleed2, smooth or tixus. Now i mostly switch between terminus in size 12 and bitstream vera sans 8, dpi 96x96.

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#12 2007-09-21 02:36:28

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

Terminus here too...

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#13 2007-09-21 03:16:52

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

+1 for terminus....This is a poplular font.


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#14 2007-09-21 03:51:10

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

Terminus is nice, but my eyes can't handle the fine print these days... I just switched to DejaVu Sans Mono 11px and I already notice a change for the better.

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#15 2007-09-21 03:59:41

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

wterm*font:        -*-dejavu sans mono-10-r-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-*-*


xterm*faceName:         Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:pixelsize=10

Please please please please! If there's anyway for me to use BItstream Vera Sans Mono:pixelsize=10 in wterm let me know! I have tried so hard but can't get it working properly. I think it looks very sexy, albeit small as hell.

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#16 2007-09-21 05:55:28

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

Terminus ftw!

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#17 2007-09-21 06:10:57

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

MonteCarlo Programmer Font all over my desktop.

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#18 2007-09-21 14:17:43

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

mutze, which file format of MonteCarlo do you use? Mac TTF, Linux PCF or Windows FON?


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#19 2007-09-21 14:30:31

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

While mutze is taking his time to answer... tongue
I've just tried the PCF version and it's very nice (very small, but that doesn't bother me).
Good find mutze!  I think I still prefer terminus, but I'm a bit torn at the moment...

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#20 2007-09-21 15:13:55

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

I use Terminus or smoothansi from the artwiz package.  Smoothansi looks great, but sometimes I just want something a bit "plainer".  Recently I"ve been doing Terminus though.

As an aside, I like thin fonts, but if I go for thick, BVSM and DejaVu are my next choices.

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#21 2007-09-21 16:41:48

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

+1 for Inconsolata, in my own, slightly FontForge'd version. I found the single quote and the backtick to be too similar, and it also lacks some characters that I needed (can't remember which ones, I think it was the en- and em-dashes). Now it's perfect.

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#22 2007-09-21 17:11:24

ezzetabi
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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

Gilneas wrote:
ezzetabi wrote:

I was using terminus, but I found it too thin for my tastes (or maybe for my bad eyes...)

I know what you mean. I really like terminus, but when you look really long at a thin font, white on black, (maybe flatscreen has something to do with it (1280x1024)), it tends to appear to blink really fast. Or as if it's swirling around.

I made the background a bit lighter and foreground a bit darker and that made the problem less severe.

That's it! in fact I am using Consolas in the notebook where the resolution is 1680x1050...

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#23 2007-09-21 17:47:21

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

I really like ProggyTiny, but all the Proggy Fonts are really great.

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#24 2007-09-21 18:26:27

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

I'm using Luxi Mono.

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#25 2007-09-21 18:56:54

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Re: What font do you use in your terminal emulator?

xterm -sb -fg white -bg black -geometry 80x24 -fs 9 -fa ariali

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