When comparing Code New Roman vs Monoid, the Slant community recommends Monoid for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Monoid is ranked 28th while Code New Roman is ranked 43rd. 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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Pro Available for Windows and OS X
You can download and install it on Windows vista or higher (for cleartype technology support) and Mac OSX.
Pro Completely free
Code New Roman is published under SIL Open Font License making it completely free.
Pro Looks clean and beautiful
Code New Roman seems like a mix of Monaco and Consolas, but looks very well on retina monitors.
Pro Comfortable to read
It's comfortable for the user to read Code New Roman for long periods. OpenType features include hanging or lining numerals (slashed, dotted, and normal zeros) as well as alternative shapes for a number of lowercase letters.
Code New Roman is available in English and Sinhala.
Pro Looks great on Ubuntu 14.04
Code New Roman has been tested on cheap Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and looks great on gtk-based apps such as Sublime Text, Geany, and TextAdept. It's also great on Qt-based apps such as KDevelop and Spyder. For electron/nwjs-based applications, it looks great on Visual Studio Code and Brackets, but has yet been tested on atom. However, it looks horrible on Swing-based apps such as Netbeans or Jetbrains' IDE.
Pro Three different typefaces
Code New Roman offers Regular, Bold , Italic, and Bold-Italic typefaces.
Pro Highly anti-aliased
This means that jaggies are reduced, making the line smoother.
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.
Pro Open source
Monoid is open source meaning it's freely available to anyone.
The user can adjust letter-spacing, line-height, and choose alternate characters prior to downloading.
Con No bold-italic style
Monoid doesn't offer a style that is both bold and italic.