No, I use the
"Standard" option. Selecting "Cleartype" or None does
Emacs. The problem is that TrueType and PostScript fonts
beginning with -outline- in Emacs) that don't contain
embedded bitmaps for
smaller font sizes are either anti-aliased and
somewhat blurred (e.g.
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono 8pt) or jagged (e.g.
Type 1 Lucida Console 9pt ). I
really like the Bitstream Vera Sans
Mono font though.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 1:00
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Suggestion of a good
font standard font to use
Mason, Michael M wrote:
Another alternative is "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono", which
is available from
I would like to change the default font, but I'm not sure to what?
Does anyone have a good idea about a particular font which is easy
to read and does not strain the eyes?
I like Andale Mono, which is a free Microsoft font. You can't download it
from Microsoft any more, but I think you can get it from SourceForge or I
could e-mail you a copy. It's freely distributable as long as it's supplied
as the original self-installing EXE accompanied by a copy of the EULA.
the other fonts people are recommending, it is a Sans Serif font (easier to
read, especially at small sizes), and like Andale Mono it has very distinct
differences between 0 and O and l, I and 1, (especially useful for O and
0, which are very close on the keyboard and easy to accidentally