Does any one here code with comic sans ms? Discuss.

category: general [glöplog]
Just asking.
added on the 2010-03-24 21:20:50 by xernobyl xernobyl
I used to, but now I am using wingdings.
added on the 2010-03-24 21:23:26 by Defiance Defiance
you should use marlett. since most characters are the same, it compress better...
added on the 2010-03-24 21:28:34 by Tigrou Tigrou
whenever I see the default (?) terminal font on a Mac at uni, it looks like monospace comic sans to me.
my text editor has comments in comic sans.
added on the 2010-03-24 21:41:17 by uncle-x uncle-x
To be serious, I've actually witnessed someone using Comic Sans MS in an IDE. During a university lecture several years ago the lecturer was showing off some semi-obscure OO-language that he liked (might've been Eiffel or Smalltalk - I can't remember).
Anyway, he had the IDE running on his computer that was hooked up to the projector, and then he was coding on it as the lecture went along. IIRC he was changing the code while the program was running and then the changes would take effect immediately, which he apparently though was really cool..

But what struck me was how he had customized the IDE. Had had like a beige background, and the code was formatted in comic sans ms and some god-awful pink or purple color. I just couldn't believe it when I saw it.

And that's pretty much the only thing I ever remembered from that lecture. So fuckings to that guy for having an IDE that looked like an ugly home-made website from the mid '90s :P

added on the 2010-03-24 21:43:26 by mic mic
I don't bother changing the font, but the first thing I do on any computer is make the default font size small as possible to save disk space.
added on the 2010-03-24 21:53:19 by psonice psonice
topaz.8 is all you need. thread closed.
added on the 2010-03-24 22:21:07 by StingRay StingRay
Comic Sans with keywords in Papyrus and comments in Trajan.
added on the 2010-03-24 22:24:08 by jua jua
@jua. StingRay already closed the thread!
added on the 2010-03-24 22:28:07 by cryer cryer
I know someone who codes with proportional font rather than fixed width. I don't understand that at all.

Fixedsys ftw.
The only way to ensure that the code is standardized is to code in Times New Roman. Isn't Times New Roman by default compatible with all operating environments? :)
see? that's the advantage of coding in whitespace. it doesn't matter which font you are using...
added on the 2010-03-24 23:45:20 by ted ted
I recently switched from bitstream vera to Apple's Menlo font, has a very big period sign and a lowercase L that cannot be confused with i or 1.

Other good fonts are: Microsoft's Consolas, Microsoft Andale, Google Droid font.
added on the 2010-03-25 00:15:04 by neoneye neoneye
neoneye: switched to? menlo is the default font :)
added on the 2010-03-25 00:24:40 by psonice psonice
yeah, I embarrasingly just discovered that 2 weeks ago. It is way better than Monaco. Strange coincidence that the big giant companies are making their own fonts. Is there a good IBM font out there?
added on the 2010-03-25 00:31:03 by neoneye neoneye
And does anyone code using nintendo's mario font? :D
added on the 2010-03-25 00:35:50 by psonice psonice
it's well known that all the prolific haskell coders use comic sans!
added on the 2010-03-25 01:26:43 by blala blala
it doesn't seem possible for me to code with anything other than fixedsys
my asterikses look like marihuana leaves in my fav monospace font.***
also, i'm preeeeeety stoned now
i use my keyboard.
I am actually one of the people using a proportional font for coding. As a Java programmer I like my variable names to be quite verbose, so my source code almost reads like normal text. Why shouldn’t it be shown as normal text, then? (As for fonts, I switch between Tahoma, Georgia and some other font or two every two to three months.)
added on the 2010-03-25 10:06:02 by Bombe Bombe
i like lolcats and img tags.
added on the 2010-03-25 10:20:16 by harism harism
At least Comic Sans differentiates 1, I and l, unlike some of the fonts some IDE designers have chosen as defaults.

Personally, I prefer good old bitmap fonts, like X11 consortium's 6x10.
One of my colleagues at work uses comic sans ms for coding. but he's, let's be honest.. odd :)
added on the 2010-03-25 10:34:51 by kbi kbi