Monospace fonts

This post is also available at my personal web site: http://milosophical.me/blog/2006/06/23/monospace-fonts.html


I finally got fed up enough with Courier New to start searching for a legible, monospace font to use in jEdit. In Emacs, I’m particularly fond of the standard X font “misc-fixed” (though it’s a little tough to tell appart O and 0 still). But for jEdit, the Java monospace font seems to map to Courier New in Windows, and to some God-awful font on Linux.

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jEdit macros, vs. Emacs functions

I’ve been playing with customising jEdit a little bit, and decided to have a go at writing some simple date insertion macros. These perform the same work as some old elisp functions I wrote years ago in Emacs, to insert date/time stamps in various formats. In my .emacs file, I bind these functions to short-cut keys, and then use them for updating Changelogs in code and in offline journal entries.

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Are Blog Stats valid?

I just passed 500 hits. Now, many of the first couple of hundred are just me browsing without being logged in (this is my home page, and the cookies weren’t being kept for a while there…).

The number goes up by about 10–15 a day, but I didn’t think I had anyone reading this? Surely it’s not being hit by Google and friends that often, is it?

If you’re a regular visitor, drop a comment and let me know 😀