When comparing Agave vs Verdana, the Slant community recommends Agave for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Agave is ranked 70th while Verdana is ranked 84th.
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 Free with Windows
Pro Compact while light
Packs lots of information into your screen space while remaining clear and never looking crowded.
Pro Renders perfectly at all sizes
Again, particularly in Windows
Pro Looks absolutely gorgeous in Windows
Looks good elsewhere as well, but the world-class hinting here really comes out with the windows rasterizer (probably optimized for it).
Con No ongoing development
Development of Agave is on a hiatus.
Con Not monospaced
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