When comparing Monofur vs Input Mono, the Slant community recommends Monofur for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Monofur is ranked 21st while Input Mono is ranked 48th.
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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.
Many letter-forms are available in Input Mono, the width and line-height of which are changeable. There are also non-monospaced sans and sans-serif forms available.
Pro Great on small-sized, high-resolution screens
Input Mono is designed to look good on HiDPI and low-resolution screens of variable zoom levels.
Pro Free for private use
Pro Large punctuation
The punctuation symbols are larger than in other traditional fonts, making for greater visibility.
Pro Non-monospaced sibling fonts
In addition to the monospaced variant, the Input family of fonts includes serif and non-serif proportional font families.
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 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.