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Subject:RE: Font use From:"Sarah Stegall" <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:08:42 -0800
I downloaded and tested this font. It looks great on screen and when
printed, but Adobe Acrobat absolutely chokes on it. It renders it very
badly--bad spacing, poor letter formation. I tweaked every Distiller
setting I could find, to no avail. Since most of my docs are delivered
as PDFs, that makes Inconsolata unusable, despite its good looks.
From: techwr-l-bounces+sstegall=bivio -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+sstegall=bivio -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of David Neeley
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 2:06 AM
Subject: Font use
One fairly recent monospaced font for this purpose seems quite good:
Inconsolata. If you don't already have it, it is available as a free
download from many font sites. (Too many people use Courier or one of
its variations. Unfortunately, it has some major deficiencies--such as
potential confusion between lowercase "l" and the number 1.)
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