When comparing Monofur vs Cutive Mono, the Slant community recommends Monofur for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Monofur is ranked 19th while Cutive Mono is ranked 98th.
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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 Open source
As it is open source, Cutive Mono is freely available to anyone.
Pro Great legibility
Cutive Mono contains thin, light, readable glyphs.
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 1 and lower case L is confusing
Lower case L somewhat looks similar to numeral 1. This can cause confusion.