2017-12-27 Fonts

What fonts should I use on my new laptop?

On the Apple PowerBook Pro I used Fira Code. I liked those ligatures for Javascript!

But now I’m thinking perhaps Noto is better? Specially since there are packages for it: sudo apt install fonts-noto fonts-noto-color-emoji and you’re good to go. Except that Emacs doesn’t show me any orange flames when I use 🔥. Sad!

Still, in my Emacs config now: (set-face-attribute 'default nil :family "Noto Mono" :height 140).

Firefox Purebrowser renders the flame in blue and uses a lineheight of an estimated 600%. This looks very ugly.

installing fonts-symbola gives me the black flames back. Not cool, but also not bad.



i really <3 fantasque sans mono https://github.com/belluzj/fantasque-sans

idk abt emojis. there are melpa packages aren’t there? i gave up after trying a few tho. plain text does the trick.

– Anonymous 2017-12-28 00:34 UTC

We’ll see. :)

– Alex 2017-12-28 19:51 UTC

Hi Alex, I find Noto Mono to have issues with reading the numeral zero “0” and uppercase alpha o “O”. Not sure how you feel about that. Thats why I prefer using Hack.

– Darryl Hebbes 2017-12-28 21:48 UTC

Good point. We’ll see about that. These things haven’t been an issue for me in many years. Perhaps they will resurface with a new font, haha.

– Alex 2017-12-29 13:39 UTC

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