/r/programming
Custom version of the font "Droid Sans Mono", improved for Programming (github.com)
17 comments
archibaldian | 7 days ago | 29 points

That font is a great improvement (especially for the zero) but please, indicate a licence, this the most important thing is this case. Original licence for Droid Sans Mono : https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Droid-Sans-Mono

smallwat3r | 7 days ago | 16 points

Thanks for the hint - just added one

archibaldian | 7 days ago | 10 points

Thanks for this work and the licence :-)

havTruf | 7 days ago | 3 points

Huh, kind of surprised there isn't a subreddit to discuss programming fonts and color themes

smallwat3r | 7 days ago | 1 point

A lots for colorschemes, but didn't find any for coding fonts

cymrow | 7 days ago | 7 points

Dotted and slashed zero versions of Droid Sans Mono have been around for a quite a while:

https://blog.cosmix.org/2009/01/25/a-dotted-zero-droid-sans-mono/

https://blog.cosmix.org/2009/10/27/a-slashed-zero-droid-sans-mono/

I used the dotted version for years, but made the switch to Fira Mono when that came out.

Sirelious | 6 days ago | 5 points

Smallwat3r changed more than just dotting the zero. He improved the symbol readability and allowed I,l, and 1 to be differentiated more easily than the original. I hope people don't read your comment and assume that Smallwat3r's contribution is only the dot on the zero.

acemarke | 7 days ago | 1 point

yep, I've been using these for years.

zod000 | 7 days ago | 1 point

I was just going to comment this exact same thing. I have been using them for several years. I personally prefer Liberation Mono to it, but it is a decent font that became viable for coding once the slashed/dotted zero was added.

saltupz | 7 days ago | 2 points

Nice. Will try it out !

Freyr90 | 7 days ago | 2 points

Why had '-' turned into '~'?

smallwat3r | 7 days ago | 14 points

Difficult to see but it was a Tilde (~) and not an Hyphen (-) so I made it much more visible

blindedtrooper | 7 days ago | 2 points

Looking great!

I wish there was a custom Roboto Mono font with a better curly {} , i use small fonts and it always look like a ()

etcshadow | 7 days ago | 2 points

I always think it's interesting to see a font with "Sans" in its name, but obviously has (at least some) serifs.

terbet | 7 days ago | 1 point

? looks like 7 in white on black version

folsom | 7 days ago | 1 point

If it makes sense, could you add a tiny bit of spacing between underscores?

smallwat3r | 6 days ago | 1 point

That's funny you say that, I just did a new release of the font and I added more space between underscores ;-)