When comparing Courier Prime vs Verdana, the Slant community recommends Verdana for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Verdana is ranked 68th while Courier Prime is ranked 83rd.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Even spacing
Courier Prime is a monospace font with adjusted ligatures.
Pro Support for standard font weights
Courier Prime supports Bold, Italics, Bold Italics, and Regular font weights.
Pro Free with Windows
Pro Compact while light
Packs lots of information into your screen space while remaining clear and never looking crowded.
Pro Renders perfectly at all sizes
Again, particularly in Windows
Pro Looks absolutely gorgeous in Windows
Looks good elsewhere as well, but the world-class hinting here really comes out with the windows rasterizer (probably optimized for it).
Con Zero not distinguishable from capital 'O'.
Con Not monospaced
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