And here’s the "after" (with Source Code Pro):
One of the strengths of Source Code Pro is that it does an excellent job of differentiating between similar glyphs. Here are a few easily confused characters in my blog’s default font:
And here they are in Source Code Pro:
Here’s a good look at some metacharacters:
Since I frequently use Vim as my editor, I decided to try Source Code Pro with the terminal, as well. Here’s the before picture (using Menlo):
And here’s the terminal with Source Code Pro:
If you want to give it a try, here’s what you do:
- Download the Source Code Pro font and unzip the file.
- Install the font…
- On Mac:
- Open the Font Book application.
- Click on the + button under the Font column.
- Navigate to the fonts you want to install (I installed the OpenType version).
- On Windows:
- Navigate to the folder containing the fonts you want to install.
- Select all the fonts in the directory.
- Right-click and select Install.
- On Mac:
- Follow these instructions for changing your font in Sublime Text 2.
Let me know what you think. So far, I really like it, but I’ll need to live with it for a few days before I know for sure.