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Posted
16 November 2007 @ 11am

Panic Sans: A Monospaced Font

No thanks to @duncan, @gruber, and other Twitter miscreants, I’ve spent the last 15 minutes playing with Panic Sans, a modified version of DejaVu Sans, as a replacement to my Inconsolata.

Panic Sans fixes the underscores and hyphens of DejaVu Sans. I’m going to try it for a day or two and see what I think. It’s available if you tear open the .app package of Coda, their web design application.

Update: this post never really made it up when I first started using Panic Sans. For the most part, I’m a fan of it, though there is one part that’s holding me back from using TinkerTool to replace the system monospaced font with it: the line-spacing on Panic Sans is too small, so lines with descenders (like g or p) get overlapped with the ascenders of the following line, cutting them off. I had to adjust the vertical spacing setting in Terminal to make it work properly.