what is the good gvim guifont for C/C++ programming


Question

I am trying to find an optimal font for gvim to program in C/C++.

I currently have the following in ~/.gvimrc and I don't like it:

if has("gui_gtk2")
    set guifont=MiscFixed\ 11
else
    set guifont=-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--10-100-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
endif
set columns=80 lines=50
set guioptions-=T "hide toolbar

"Try to load happy hacking teal colour scheme
"I copy this to ~/.vim/colors/hhteal.vim
silent! colorscheme hhteal
if exists("colors_name") == 0
    "Otherwise modify the defaults appropriately

    "background set to dark in .vimrc
    "So pick appropriate defaults.
    hi Normal     guifg=gray guibg=black
    hi Visual     gui=none guifg=black guibg=yellow

    "The following removes bold from all highlighting
    "as this is usually rendered badly for me. Note this
    "is not done in .vimrc because bold usually makes
    "the colour brighter on terminals and most terminals
    "allow one to keep the new colour while turning off
    "the actual bolding.

    " Steve Hall wrote this function for me on vim@vim.org
    " See :help attr-list for possible attrs to pass
    function! Highlight_remove_attr(attr)
        " save selection registers
        new
        silent! put

        " get current highlight configuration
        redir @x
        silent! highlight
        redir END
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10/9/2009 2:56:20 PM

Accepted Answer

You can use :set guifont=* to bring up a font chooser dialog. Once you've chosen a font use :echo &guifont to see what to put in your .gvimrc. (remember to \-escape spaces)

Personally, I like Inconsolata. From my .gvimrc:

set guifont=Inconsolata\ 13
20
10/8/2009 7:19:52 PM

Is it possible to use Consolas font there? It is the best monosize font I've ever seen.

Ok, it is possible. Check screenshot below:

image http://img.flashtux.org/upload/img132432527b55x895f9d81.png


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