Due to popular demand, here is a slashed zero version of the Droid Sans Mono font. My previous modification to the Droid Sans Mono, the Dotted-Zero variant, remains available at the same URL for those that prefer dots to slashes.
Hi, I like both of your versions of Droid Sans Mono (Slashed and Dotted) but; have you noticed that the bold version of the font is much wider than the normal one? This makes it unusable for programming on the console as the columns are not aligned.
Droid Sans Mono only has a single true style: ‘Regular’. Bold, Italic and BoldItalic styles are generated algorithmically by your type subsystem (they are ‘faux’ styles) and may not retain the monospaced properties of the font.
Thanks for your work. Droid Sans Mono is fantastic, and you have addressed one of my very few criticisms of it by creating this slashed zero version. If only there were bold and italic styles available, I would be the happiest coder in the land of ones and zeroes. Oh well. Will stick to my next favourite, Cousine (from the Google ChromeOS core fonts packages).
You’re very welcome Craig. This is a common issue with several monospace fonts (Inconsolata comes to mind). I have long stopped using Droid Sans Mono for my coding. Nowadays, I seem to gravitate towards Inconsolata, Consolas and, on OSX, Menlo.
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