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Consolas font....do we like it?

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    Harlequin

    Since there were other threads on the downloading of it. Maybe ask if we like it? Smiley

    I've been using it for a few days already in Visual Studio 2003, and I'm amazed how quickly I got used to it. It just seems like when looking at it, I don't know, it's just works. It just feels like I'm looking at a block of code and it's easy on the eyes.

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    out180

    I agree completely.  It is very easy on the eyes and the layout is clean in the editor and in the console. 

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    It's very clean and readable, but it's only marginally better (if better at all) than Lucida Sans Typewriter, the font I had been using in the code editor.  Not a flaw in Consolas, Lucida Sans Typewriter's just a good font.

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    littleguru

    Yep. The font is great.

    The problem with Courier New (the standard VS font) was that the font is not ClearType enabled. It looks bad with ClearType. Consolas is designed for ClearType. That's one of the reasons it looks so nice.


    Btw. Calibri - coming with Office 2007 - looks also very very nice.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    There's two "groundbreaking" things about these fonts, really:

    (1) They're designed for Cleartype

    (2) They all have a true italic built in, instead of just slanting the text.  Many fonts on Windows (especially sans serif fonts, like Verdana or Arial) don't.  Candara italic looks particularly nice.

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    Sven Groot

    Yup, I've been using it in VS2005 for a while now and I love it. Of course, Consolas is nothing compared to sheer beauty of and awe-inspiring amount of work that went into Vista's new Japanese fonts. Smiley

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    BenZilla

    Cannot even run the installer, it tries to install and then tells me the installation has been interupted without me even doing anything.

    Is there anyway to get around this and put the fonts manually where it should go?

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    TommyCarlier

    Yes. We likes it. Don't we, precious?

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    Aestivalis

    I really like it. I just started using it about 4 days ago and its so much better. Well thats just my humble opinion Smiley

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    jazzman007

    Mixed feelings about it. With ClearType enabled, I think it looks awsome...really makes the code 'pop'! However, I can't stand ClearType being enabled for everything else in the system...it makes everything look blurry (yes, I am running on an LCD).

    I guess we'll see when Vista comes out, eh?

    Anyways, just my 2 pennies....

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    Harlequin

    jazzman007 wrote:
    Mixed feelings about it. With ClearType enabled, I think it looks awsome...really makes the code 'pop'! However, I can't stand ClearType being enabled for everything else in the system...it makes everything look blurry (yes, I am running on an LCD).

    I guess we'll see when Vista comes out, eh?

    Anyways, just my 2 pennies....


    Try Microsofts Cleartype Tuner, it works wonders:
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/Step1.aspx
    Downloadable exe Powertoy version:
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypePowerToy.mspx

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    Sampy

    I've been using it in VS ever since I started dogfooding Office 2007.

    Thanks to you guys I've got it going on in my console window too. Thanks for that hack Smiley

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    Cybermagell​an

    I'm using it with both Visual Studio 2005 and Expression Web Designer...I love it

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    Aestivalis

    Harlequin wrote:
    
    jazzman007 wrote: Mixed feelings about it. With ClearType enabled, I think it looks awsome...really makes the code 'pop'! However, I can't stand ClearType being enabled for everything else in the system...it makes everything look blurry (yes, I am running on an LCD).

    I guess we'll see when Vista comes out, eh?

    Anyways, just my 2 pennies....


    Try Microsofts Cleartype Tuner, it works wonders:
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/Step1.aspx
    Downloadable exe Powertoy version:
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypePowerToy.mspx

    Wow I never used cleartype before becuase the BGR version hurt my eyes but that little adjustment tool helped alot. Thanks mang.

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    BenZilla

    BenZilla wrote:
    Cannot even run the installer, it tries to install and then tells me the installation has been interupted without me even doing anything.

    Is there anyway to get around this and put the fonts manually where it should go?


    Anyone? Crying

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    jmacdonagh

    After reading this thread I changed VS2005's font to Consolas. I also changed the text size to 9. I can read so much more and everything is readable. I'm lovin' in!

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    BenZilla wrote:
    
    BenZilla wrote: Cannot even run the installer, it tries to install and then tells me the installation has been interupted without me even doing anything.

    Is there anyway to get around this and put the fonts manually where it should go?


    Anyone?


    Try setup /e to extract the files from the installer then manually add them to the fonts folder.

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    Ion Todirel

    looks very bad on my CRT. do you guys have LCDs?

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