Posted Jun 4, 2004 22:05 UTC (Fri) by madscientist
In reply to: Font
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
I've never liked serif fonts like courier for technical uses like terminals or source editors. The serifs make things too hard to read (of course one reason could be my screen is 1600x1400 and my font sizes are none too big :-O :-)).
Lucidasans is not too bad, but I can't find a good readable version: 9 is too small, 10 is better but the fonts are vertically large which means I can't fit my 3 rows of xterms anymore, and 12 is far too big all around.
For my terminals I use that old standby, "8x13". Simple, clean, and doesn't take a lot of space.
BTW, the 12 is the pixel size. I'm not sure why the font selector has both a pixel size (12) and a point size (120). Maybe it's easier to pick by pixel size for bitmapped fonts or something.
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