Rxvt vs. command.com as standard cygwin window

Randall R Schulz rrschulz@cris.com
Sat Jun 30 14:26:00 GMT 2001


Well, to take my own advice (and accept my own chastisement about "seeking" 
vs. "asking") ...

< http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fontpack/default.htm >

You're right. Andale Mono is a good typeface for monospace purposes. It's 
taller and narrower than Lucida Console, and I stepped up to 12 point, 
cutting my window height from 99 to 92 (with a two-high taskbar + 
quick-launch bar). Andale Mono also has a dotted / slashed zero, so for 
programmers, I'd say it's excellent.

I still prefer the aspect ratio of Lucida Console, so for now I'm going to 
keep two shortcuts in my quick-launch bar, one for starting rxvt with each 
of these fonts.

Randall Schulz

At 12:17 2001-06-30, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>Could you provide a URL for "Microsoft Typography," please?
>Randall Schulz
>At 11:53 2001-06-30, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
>># Thanks for the tips on running rxvt.  The fonts are still a problem for me.
>># The font I get with your command line still confuses 1 and l.  The courier
>># font used by Pierre's command line does give a different display font, 
>>but I
>># don't seem to be able to control it's size very well.
>>Get Andale Mono.  This is available free from Microsoft Typography and
>>is far and away the best fixedwidth TrueType font I have seen to date.
>>No Windows system is complete without it, IMO.  For that matter, no
>>system that uses TrueType fonts is complete without it.
>>-- jonadab

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