[Pharo-dev] default monospaced code font

kilon thekilon at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Oct 15 04:05:37 EDT 2013

I don't like Eclipse myself, I do like the new icons. We can definitely
"steal" some ideas from Eclipse. One I liked was perspectives, which are
windows layout setups. I also don't like that pharo has poped up windows and
I prefer Eclipse approach of more like docked windows. So we can definitely
takes some good ideas from Eclipse and unite them with the good ideas of
Pharo , while leave Eclipse bad ideas out. 

about elastic fonts, I am not against it, as long as it does not complicate
things up. I can't say I have an issue reading pharo code. For me managing
multiple windows is far more bothersome problem. The question as always whos
the one that will implement it ? 

Because its one thing to like it, another to implement it :D 

Marcus Denker-4 wrote
> On Oct 15, 2013, at 8:31 AM, Pavel Krivanek <

> pavel.krivanek@

> > 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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