My new programming font: Inconsolata

Just a short post to announce a jewel I’ve just found. The Inconsolata font is a great monospace font suitable to use in text terminals and code editors or IDEs.

It’s replacing now the ancient Mac’s Monaco which has served damn well over the years but I feel like I needed a change and Inconsolata feels bolder and more vibrant than Monaco or Microsoft’s Consolas.

Update: This font was initially conceived for printing so it doesn’t perform well at small sizes, so to get it at its full glory I recommed a size of at least 12 points over a dark background.