Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:20 AM
As a starter: I'm using the Solarized Dark theme for my editors and consoles. I find it much less straining to the eye during extended hacking sessions. I am currently using the aforementioned Source Code Pro font on my Windows 7 machine. I've got to say that I needed to get used to it at first, but it really helps after a while. On my Fedora notebook I'm making use of the monospaced variant of Google's Droid fontset. In addition, I am using the infinality freetype patches for improved font rendering (I find that essential with a limited display).
Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:53 AM
I guess the font family is not the only criteria: I find my 13,3" MBP screen is more comfortable (brightness and font smoothness) than my XP's HP 17". Go figure. (Yes, the HP is obviously older).
Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:15 PM
This week I started experimenting with PhpStorm and it felt bad on the eyes.
Thanks for your recommendations. I'll try these fonts there.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:56 PM
Number of downloads: 23
Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:07 AM
I see no classes or filenames with C-prefix, yet the structure looks very familiar. Are we looking at Yii2 code here?
Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:49 AM
qiang, have you tried enabling cleartype and using cleartype-optimized fonts such as Consolas? I've spent lots of time without it and when I've finally turned it on my eyes felt better.
nkd, and again I don't see why it's good when code is on black but panels are still very bright.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:05 AM
Interesting. So if we want to see more of Yii2 before the alpha gets released we just need to trick the core devs into posting more screenshots of their IDEs?
Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:36 AM
Yeah, but that doesn't help with Java - that screenshot does look a bit like Netbeans or other Java-based IDE.
That's a royal pain in the rearside.
No matter how much cleartype you set for your window manager, it doesn't apply to Java which has it's very own font rendering engine.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:04 PM
In <netbeans>/etc/netbeans.conf, I append those options to 'netbeans_default_options' :
J-Dswing.aatext=true -J-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on -J-Dorg.netbeans.editor.aa.extra.hints=true
Now, the font rendering is acceptable!
And, if you want a different color scheme then here's some alternatives:
Oblivion-revival and Monokai:
Number of downloads: 16
Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:07 PM
Yeah, I think I'll try with Solarized.
I am old and my eyes needs less contrast - hence me favoring dark color schemes.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:24 PM
By the way, there is a nice round-up of coding fonts over at codinghorror.com.