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What are objective criteria for choosing a monospace font for programming? [closed]

I was wondering if there is some way to objectively decide what is the "best" monospace font for programming. I understand that ultimately, the choice of which monospace font to use in an editor is a ...
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Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?

I currently have my font stack: font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; In all browsers that I test in I see the font displayed in the Courier New font except for my android devices - my ...
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How does font rendering actually work?

I realize that I know essentially nothing about the way fonts get rendered in my computer. From what I can observe, font rendering is generally made in a consistent way throughout the system. For ...
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Are there any programming fonts with oldstyle figures?

I find that oldstyle (or text) figures are much easier to read in any context outside of simple assignment. Are there any low-ambiguity fonts, monospaced or proportional, that have text figures and ...
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Using Fonts in your Applications

When writing applications for software, specifically mobile devices, will there be a problem with using any specific type of fonts (copyright/patent issues)? If so, how can we avoid this possible ...
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Asset licensing and GPL compatibility

If I want to bundle fonts and images with an application released under the GPL, are there specific requirements for the license of these assets?
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Does anyone prefer proportional fonts? [closed]

I was reading the wikipedia article on programming style and noticed something in an argument against vertically aligned code: Reliance on mono-spaced font; tabular formatting assumes that the ...