Re: Font choices

Subject: Re: Font choices
From: Suzanne Chiles <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:48:30 -0800

Different languages have different types of syntax and customs. What
language and OS are you working with?

On a general note, though, I would stay away from using different fonts.
Typically, code examples are written in a monospace font. You can use
italics or bolding.

Suzanne

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Roberta Hennessey
<rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> Hi.
>
> Can anyone make any recommendations on using font type to differentiate
> required and optional code in a code example?
> I want a programmer to be able to glance at it and be able to tell which is
> required and which is optional. As this will be both
> online and hard copy, no color is used.
>
> Is there an industry standard for code examples programmers are familiar
> with?
>
> I am using these 2 to differentiate:
>
> Verdana, 12, Italic
> Courier New 13 (greater kerning)
>
> Any suggestions appreciated. I want my guide easy as pie to use.
>
> Bobbi
>
>
>
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