I decided to revisit my choice of programming fonts recently, mostly inspired by this article.

After trying the various fonts in this article, I narrowed down my choices to Consolas and Inconsolata. Here is what they look like:

Consolas 12 Inconsolata 12
Inconsolata 13

They all look great in Eclipse. The Inconsolata font is freely available but Consolas is a bit more tricky to obtain on Mac since it’s a font created by Microsoft and usually shipped with Microsoft products.  Here are instructions how to install it on your Mac.

Any other suggestions for good programming fonts?