One of the posts they used to promote slant.co is the Best Programmer Font question. It was the one that I dived into.
But I was a bit underwhelmed and disappointed in the presentation of it. To properly compare something graphical, you don’t want side-by-side comparisons, you want flip-between comparisons.
(Update: added monoOne too)
So I’ve fixed it:
Of course there are lots of factors that affect how fonts are rendered in your choice of editor on your choice of platform; the font rendering library (Windows, OSX and FreeType all being sufficiently different to render the above images misleading), the resolution, the screen DPI, the font size, subpixel rendering and anti-aliasing etc etc. I tackled none of these problems. I just demonstrate what I believe to be the superiority of flip-between.
I hope that slant.co looks into doing flip-through comparisons as well as side-by-side ones. Its just a different way to present that same choices, after all.
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