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Fonts for Programmers

Updated on November 16, 2023
By Pete Freitag

Courier New is the standard monospace fixed width font used by programmers. If your looking to try something new, I just found a list of fonts for programmers. Right now I'm trying out Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. Here's an example:


If your using Eclipse, you can change the default font by going to Window - Preferences - General - Colors and Fonts then under Basic select Text Font, and hit the Change button.

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Fonts for Programmers was first published on May 12, 2005.

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I've always liked this one...
by bob on 05/12/2005 at 1:25:01 PM UTC
I like the font Andale Mono a lot! It is perfect for me!
by Emanuel Costa on 05/12/2005 at 1:46:25 PM UTC
I prefer Andale Mono at 10pt on 1600x1200. (

I just wish that Dreamweaver would respect the font width with bold type. That one just baffles me.
by Mike Rankin on 05/12/2005 at 3:21:09 PM UTC

yes, proggy clean with zero slashed, totally um rawks
by Douglas Knudsen on 05/13/2005 at 9:42:42 AM UTC
That's crazy, I noticed the bitstream font set and A just set it in my windows appearance settings and wednesday. It looks so much nicer with the antialiasing and all
by Eric Moritz on 05/13/2005 at 9:50:26 AM UTC