When comparing Agave vs Hack Font, the Slant community recommends Hack Font for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Hack Font is ranked 63rd while Agave is ranked 70th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Sleek font and it looks good on the terminal
Pro Good design
Very nice, not boring, and clear to read even in small font sizes.
Pro Pretty and easy on the eyes
Pro Good line height
Line height in Hack Font is comfortable to read yet small enough to fit many lines of code on a traditional screen.
Pro Characters are easy to distinguish
All characters read nicely ("0" and "O", "B" and "8", "1" and "l" - all the classics).
Con No ongoing development
Development of Agave is on a hiatus.
Con Some characters appear cramped when adjacent
Con Parentheses and brackets are sometimes hard to identify
At small fonts sizes especially, parentheses and brackets look very similar.
Con Poor visibility of zero character
The zero character looks like a blob at small font sizes.
Con Unclear lowercase "i"
The lowercase "i" sometimes looks like an open parenthesis,