When comparing Proggy Clean vs Noto Mono, the Slant community recommends Proggy Clean for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Proggy Clean is ranked 34th while Noto Mono is ranked 82nd. The most important reason people chose Proggy Clean is:
All characters are completely readable in the smallest size. Perfectly usable in terminal and code editors in 12px text size.
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Pro The easiest to read
All characters are completely readable in the smallest size.
Perfectly usable in terminal and code editors in 12px text size.
Pro Hipster among hipsters
Even hipsters will marvel at this font, praising you as the new hipster lord. It is best at around 19px (tested on Mac). Overall, it has better readability than many default fonts.
Pro Excellent support for Unicode characters
Unicode uses 16 bits per character, meaning that it can represent more than 65,000 unique characters.
This is, of course, intentional; but it can be hard to look at compared to other smooth mono-space fonts.
Con Not really good in all font-sizes
Completely clean pixels, no anti-aliasing so its best viewed in (n*12) pixel size.
Bold font-weight is not really good because of small padding between them.
Con Zero is difficult to identify
As it's not dotted or slashed, "0" is more difficult to distinguish.
Con Non-monospace ligature replacements for 'fl', 'fi', 'ffl', 'ffi'
By default, the substrings 'fl', 'fi', 'ffl', and 'ffi' are each crammed into one character width, making it not a truly monospace font. For example, the word 'flag' is rendered as three characters wide.
Con Letters capital 'i' and lowercase 'L' are too similar
The only difference is almost unnoticable.
Con Difficult to distinguish between a period and acomma as well as a colon and a semi-colon
Comma has very small tail, making it difficult to distinguish from a period (full stop). Same applies to colon and semi-colon.