When comparing Monofur vs Droid Sans Mono, the Slant community recommends Monofur for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Monofur is ranked 22nd while Droid Sans Mono is ranked 29th.
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Pro It's simple, beautiful, and stylish
Pro Great for your eyes
Monofur is very legible. Even after staring at it for hours, your eyes won't get tired.
Pro Letterforms are highly distinct
The font is very legible due to the distinguished characters it contains.
Pro Looks neat
Droid Sans Mono looks beautiful. The only disadvantage is that there's no italics or bold.
Pro Makes code very easy to read, especially if using the version where zeroes are slashed
Feels very easy to read code, even in a very small px (like 10 or 9). Letters are slightly separated, l (ell) and 1 are different, " (opening and closing quote) is straight and not angled, and the "Zero Slashed" version makes it an excellent font for coding.
Pro Size and spacing are excellent for readability
Very easy to scan through code. Large character size for fonts of the same type size.
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.
Con Zero is not slashed or dotted
This can make it hard to distinguish the letter "O" from the number "0".