What is the Best Font for the Xojo Code Editor?

Somehow, after working with Xojo for seventeen years I’ve never changed the default typeface for the Code Editor.  It’s not that big a deal, really, but there are times when the default proportional font causes some issues.  At times it’s hard to read the difference between i’s, l’s, and 1’s as they all tend to blur together.  There are also some issues with selection and cursor placement that are annoying.

If I can find the right font I’ll change in a heartbeat.  What do you use and why?

10 thoughts on “What is the Best Font for the Xojo Code Editor?

    • I use Source Code Pro for fixed width.
      I use other Source * Pro fonts for other things.
      I really like the Source * Pro fonts.

  1. It’s important to be non-proportional, so things align and you can spot mistypes alone by seeing different word length with multiple calls in several lines. Also font size is important. I currently use Courier 16 to better see the code.

  2. Source Code Pro and Courier have been my favourites. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be and it definitely helps to have clear letters. I abandoned the old default proportional font years ago as it was just too annoying, and it made a big difference. If it’s still the default, Xojo should change it to be a non-proportional font like Courier or Courier new. Change and soon you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before.

  3. I’ve been using Source Code Pro. It might be a little too light for my tastes but I’m giving it a week or so to get used to it.

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