Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Font to Make Programming Easier? Yes! - Mononoki

Reading here on TechnologyIQ, it should be clear that I have been doing a lot more coding than usual recently. Whether it's putting together Arduino code, python apps or PHP pages, life has had me staring at the computer screen trying to tell if that's a 1 or an l, a 0 or an O, a ( or a { or a [. Blowing up the font size only takes you so far, though.


Having worn glasses since I was 10 years old, I can use all the help possible when reading my screen. A few days ago I came across a post about a new font, specifically designed for coding -- Mononoki.

Mononoki addresses many of the issues I mentioned above right out of the box. 1'a and l's look entirely different as do 0's and O's. With the, now common, proliferation of braces, brackets and parentheses in all modern programming language, those are also addressed and made clearly different from one another.


Can a new font make coding easier? It certainly has for me. Sure I push the font size a few more points just to ease my way, but Mononoki has certainly made my coding life just a not easier.

Link: Mononoki on github

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