The definitive ranking of programming fonts and direct download links to them for you. Disagreements not allowed! (kidding)
The best of the best after switching to this font I have never wanted more out of my font and it put an end to time wasting searches for better programming fonts. Designed by Luc(as) de Groot and owned by Microsoft, so unfortunately you can only get it bundled with a Microsoft product like Windows or Office. But since you’re a programmer with the internet at your fingertips you should probably be able to figure out where to get it without buying a Microsoft product.
Designed by Raph Levien and a good alternative to Consolas as it’s very similar to it and was influenced by it. The original release did not include a bold style which was annoying but the problem has now been fixed. Most importantly it’s open source unlike Consolas.
#3 Source Code Pro
#4 Droid Sans Mono
#5 Courier New
The good old Windows default for everything programming related, it gets the job done but it wears on you quickly and starts your quest for a better font.
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