When comparing Monofur vs Code New Roman, the Slant community recommends Monofur for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Monofur is ranked 21st while Code New Roman is ranked 35th.
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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 Completely free
Code New Roman is published under SIL Open Font License making it completely free.
Pro Looks clean and beautiful
Code New Roman seems like a mix of Monaco and Consolas, but looks very well on retina monitors.
Pro Comfortable to read
It's comfortable for the user to read Code New Roman for long periods. OpenType features include hanging or lining numerals (slashed, dotted, and normal zeros) as well as alternative shapes for a number of lowercase letters.
Pro Three different typefaces
Code New Roman offers Regular, Bold , Italic, and Bold-Italic typefaces.
Pro Available for Windows and OS X
You can download and install it on Windows vista or higher (for cleartype technology support) and Mac OSX.
Pro Looks great on Ubuntu 14.04
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.
Code New Roman is available in English and Sinhala.
Pro Highly anti-aliased
This means that jaggies are reduced, making the line smoother.
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 Looks bad in Windows
Too much anti-aliased in Windows.