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From: Ed Ball (ed_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-14 15:28:33

Most of the developers here are also using proportional fonts to work with
source code. Our reasoning is the same as has been discussed -- it is easier
to read, and far more information fits per line.

Proportional fonts are also useful for the other windows of the IDE; for
example, the generated error messages can be quite long when using STL...

We use guidelines pretty much identical to those listed by Ed Brey -- tabs
only at the beginning of the line, etc.

Regarding font choice, I would recommend 10 point Verdana rather than Arial.
The two fonts are almost identical, but the serifs on the uppercase-I make
it easily distinguishable it from the lowercase-L. Furthermore, the digit-1
is easily distinguished from them both. (Tahoma is also an option -- it
looks better than Verdana (IMHO) with point sizes less than 10.)

- Ed

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