IDE Fonts – Something I Never Considered


The other day I was reading an article on SpeckyBoy that really got me thinking about fonts. I’m not talking about the usual battle over which font to use on a website or in an application but rather the fonts that we use on a day to day basis in our wysiwyg editors.

We put so much time into gathering our code snippets, setting up our workflows, using git, that we overlook one thing that can really make a difference in our day to day approach to writing code; the fonts that we use in the ide itself.  They are something almost no one really considers touching. For some reason we are locked in to using whatever the default is.

I made the switch to using the Ubuntu font in WeBuilder yesterday and I can honestly say that it has made a decent impact in readibility of the code that I write.