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Vim doesn't support proportional fonts. The same with anything running in a console.
FocusWriter is all writing, no distractions
Posted Nov 6, 2010 14:53 UTC (Sat) by rswarbrick (subscriber, #47560)
Posted Nov 7, 2010 20:27 UTC (Sun) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
This is of course a personal preference, but I find proportional fonts very distracting for editing. I actually find myself making more typing erros with them than with fixed-width. Odd.
Posted Nov 9, 2010 21:04 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Proportional fonts are all distractions, no writing
Posted Nov 11, 2010 11:11 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
For me, not really. I find any writing is easier in fixed-width. The first thing I do in any GUI mail client editing box is set the font to fixed, if possible, otherwise my messages are even more garbage than usual... I really don't know why it is so. Perhaps my subconscious does not get enough feedback when hitting a symbol that is very narrow in proportional fonts, and hits the key again?
Posted Nov 17, 2010 16:02 UTC (Wed) by jtc (subscriber, #6246)
Did you write this using a proportional font? :-)
Posted Nov 8, 2010 9:23 UTC (Mon) by loevborg (guest, #51779)
Posted Nov 28, 2010 9:18 UTC (Sun) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
It would of course make you less cool, using a GUI text editor (and it won't work on console-only systems) but at least many of the nice VI features are there...
Posted Jan 10, 2011 9:43 UTC (Mon) by loevborg (guest, #51779)
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