When comparing Anka/Coder vs Monoid, the Slant community recommends Monoid for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Monoid is ranked 27th while Anka/Coder is ranked 39th. The most important reason people chose Monoid is:
The common expression '!=' is displayed as '≠', '>=' as '≥' *, while maintaining the fixed width double-space that these characters would normally take, so as to maintain text alignment. * Many others are supported too - see site for details.
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Condensed and, even to a greater extent, narrow versions allow for compact lines without sacrificing readability.
Pro Zero distinguishable thanks to protruding slash
The zero really stands out and looks quite different from zeroes in most other fonts. The addition of the slash means you'll never have to second guess if that character is actually an "O" or if it is a "0".
Pro Practical yet stylish
Anka/Coder has just the right balance between style and readability.
Pro Open source
Because it's open source, Anka/Coder is freely available to anyone.
Pro Novel use of ligatures to display ascii character combinations as symbols
The common expression '!=' is displayed as '≠', '>=' as '≥' *, while maintaining the fixed width double-space that these characters would normally take, so as to maintain text alignment.
- Many others are supported too - see site for details.
The user can adjust letter-spacing, line-height, and choose alternate characters prior to downloading.
Pro Open source
Monoid is open source meaning it's freely available to anyone.
Pro Fine without retia
Probably the only one that is.
Pro Larger and easier to read with thin condensed letters
Con Some characters aren't distinguishable from others
This is especially the case with the colon, which is barely distinguishable from the semi-colon.
Con Not quite as charming at sizes of 10 and 11 pt
There are some hinting issues at these sizes: upper curves are bent sharper while the lower look is squashed to the baseline. Also, the dot of "i" appears merged with the stick at 11 pts. At 9 pts, the font looks good again (nice for watches, compiler output, etc).
Con No bold-italic style
Monoid doesn't offer a style that is both bold and italic.