When comparing Proggy Clean vs Monofur, the Slant community recommends Monofur for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Monofur is ranked 25th while Proggy Clean is ranked 28th.
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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 It's simple, beautiful, and stylish
Pro Letterforms are highly distinct
The font is very legible due to the distinguished characters it contains.
Pro Great for your eyes
Monofur is very legible. Even after staring at it for hours, your eyes won't get tired.
This is, of course, intentional; but it can be hard to look at compared to other smooth mono-space fonts.
Con Only characters from the Western charset work in many Windows apps
The font includes all characters for all European languages; however, in most programs using Unicode (such as WordPad or MS Word), only languages using Western charset can use this font. These include English, German, French, Spanish, and Norwegian.
Trying to use any languages like Czech, Hungarian (Central European), Bulgarian, Russian (Cyrillic), or Greek will make the font switch back to default font like Arial or Calibri, even though Monofur itself includes characters for those languages.
Authors didn't bother fixing the non-working Baltic / Central European / Greek / Cyrillic / Turkish character set for those years.
Con Lacks bold+italic
Monofur has a regular italic and bold typeface, but it lacks bold+italic. Syntax-capable editors can better display code based on function/class/context/markup work when at least 4 families are available to display.