Programming Fonts

Still think Courier New is the best (only?) suitable font for programming? You might just be missing a trick, there are a whole bunch of freely available fonts out there designed specifically with programming in mind.

Rather than write up the whole lot myself, I’ll point you at an excellent write-up of several of the most popular by Jeff Atwood.

I’m currently using Dina (a derivative of Proggy ) for my development, and find it very clear and easy to read. I also often use Lucida Console and Typewriter as scalable alternatives.