When comparing Dank Mono vs Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, the Slant community recommends Dank Mono for most people. In the question“What are the best programming fonts?” Dank Mono is ranked 57th while Bitstream Vera Sans Mono is ranked 70th.
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Pro Has ligatures
Pro Italic variant with handwriting style
Pro Cheaper alternative to Operator Mono
Operator Mono costs about $200. Dank Mono looks similar but costs only £40.
You can fit a lot of text on the screen.
Pro Font proportion is perfect
Width is just right (not too narrow, not too wide). Many other fonts lack this.
Pro Smooth with antialiasing
Smooth at small sizes while still clear.
Pro Readable at small sizes
All characters are easy to recognize at small sizes (comma, period, etc).
Pro Easy to read
This is subjective but this font is very easy to read. The letters are all spaced and sized properly.
Con Too thin
He needs to add variants of thickness and then I think he would have a sellar product. You have to set your font size extremely high on hi-res displays to look the way I think he wishes it to be, but then the font is too large.
Con Looks a bit inconsistent, especially italics
Lowercase k looks weird.
Con Line doesn't cover text right
When using Neomutt or htop, the line drawn over is too low - the top of the characters cut into the top of the line.
Con "mp" clump together with smaller sizes
E.g. in "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog".