[Pharo-dev] default monospaced code font

Marcus Denker marcus.denker at inria.fr
Tue Oct 15 02:37:00 EDT 2013


On Oct 15, 2013, at 8:31 AM, Pavel Krivanek <pavel.krivanek at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> the issue that sets the new Pharo 3.0 look&feel uses a monospaced font
> for the code. It is only a coincidence that it is not set this way in
> the prebuild Pharo image.
> 

technical problem, fonts are somehow resetted on the build server, no idea why.

> tI have big doubts if this is the way to go. I think that proportional
> fonts are more natural for Smalltalk and without them the code is
> harder to read and not so beauty. I think that something like elastic
> tabstops would be much better solution.
> http://tibleiz.net/code-browser/elastic-tabstops.html
> 
It's a matter of taste I fear… we will see if everyone is against it or not.
First we should set those fonts that where meant to be set and try.

> On the other way, it is only my personal opinion and if you think that
> the Eclipse-like look will attract more new users…

For me who never uses eclipse they just are cleaner icons… 

	Marcus
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