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ISO-8859-1, Latin-1 Western European ISO-8859-2, Latin-2 Central European ISO-8859-3, Latin-3 South European ISO-8859-4, Latin-4 North European ISO-8859-5, Latin/Cyrillic ISO-8859-7, Latin/Greek ISO-8859-8, Latin/Hebrew ISO-8859-9, Latin-5 Turkish ISO-8859-10, Latin-6 Nordic ISO-8859-13, Latin-7 Baltic Rim ISO-8859-14, Latin-8 Celtic ISO-8859-15, Latin-9 A revision of 8859-1 ISO-8859-16, Latin-10 South-Eastern European T1 Encoding, Default 8-bit encoding in many TeX installations Windows-1252, Used by default in the legacy components of MS Windows WGL4, Pan-European character set defined by Microsoft VISCII, Vietnamese standard character set See More
DejaVu Sans Mono has one of the most complete Unicode fonts available. This means you have access to a wide range of special symbols including mathematical symbols like arrows, operators, and special alphabets. This is useful for certain languages that require special characters like Agda. Some languages allow using these characters optionally. There are editor modes that display characters like this without changing the underlying file, much like syntax highlighting. The Emacs modes for OCaml and Haskell are prime examples. See More
The Sans Mono version is graphically close to Andale Mono (Microsoft core web font), slightly bolder, with the added bonus of the bold font being the same width as the regular one (unlike Andale Mono). It is a nice property with some syntax highlighting text editors. See More
The characters in Source Code Pro are easily readable. They have consistent widths across all weights as to not break up words. Commonly used programming symbols (such as various kinds of brackets) are made easily discernible from each other while various punctuation marks are made bigger than normal. This makes them especially good for programmers who keep staring at code for hours. See More
Code New Roman has been tested on cheap Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and looks great on gtk-based apps such as Sublime Text, Geany, and TextAdept. It's also great on Qt-based apps such as KDevelop and Spyder. For electron/nwjs-based applications, it looks great on Visual Studio Code and Brackets, but has yet been tested on atom. However, it looks horrible on Swing-based apps such as Netbeans or Jetbrains' IDE. See More
Letter height is the same for 9 and 10, and for 11 and 12 pt. When switching from 10 to 11 pt, letter height changes abruptly (whereas line height changes gradually). This makes it impossible to choose exact letter height on a standard display. Size can't be set to 10.5 pt, for example. See More
The font is available on machines running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, as well as part of Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Otherwise it can be downloaded from Microsoft's homepage. It can also be set up on OS X machines with instructions on how to do it available here. See More
Consolas is specifically designed to work with ClearType antialiasing, so it becomes highly aliased when ClearType is not turned on. This can be alleviated to a degree with any basic grayscale anti-aliasing. As an OpenType relative of Consolas, Inconsolata works well without ClearType (Inconsolata-g being the most popular variant). See More
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