When comparing Proggy Clean vs Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, the Slant community recommends Proggy Clean for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Proggy Clean is ranked 30th while Bitstream Vera Sans Mono is ranked 70th. 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 Font proportion is perfect
Width is just right (not too narrow not too wide). Many other fonts lack this.
Pro Smooth with antialiasing
Smooth at small sizes while still clear.
Pro Readable at small sizes
All characters are easy to recognize at small sizes (comma, period, etc).
Pro Easy to read
This is subjective but this font is very easy to read. The letters are all spaced and sized properly.
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 "mp" clump together with smaller sizes
E.g. in "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"