[Haskell-cafe] tangential request...

Tobias Dammers tdammers at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 09:14:32 CEST 2013

On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 09:18:18PM -0700, Mark Lentczner wrote:
> Thanks all, I’ve got what I needed.
> Brief results; Big variety in window and text sizes, but very few font and
> color choices. More than half the terminals seem to be basically default
> settings.

Well, there's only so many monospace fonts that are beautiful,
reasonably unicode-complete, easy on the eyes, programming-friendly AND
free (-ish). Also, the default for the most popular terminal emulators
on Linux (e.g. xterm, rxvt) is actually a bitmap font.

> Finally, 15% seem to be using horrid bitmap console fonts. _How can you
> stand to look at them?!?!_ (Don't worry, you'll have Plush soon enough...)
Controversial topic there, tread carefully ;) . Lots of folks are borderline
militant when it comes to their terminal fonts, whether they're
bitmapped or not. Also, white-on-black vs. black-on-white seems to be an
emotionally-charged question.

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