Monospaced Bitmap Programming Fonts

Looking for the perfect programming font ?

The official home of the proggy fonts, including Proggy Vector (2019) is on this Github repo. This site is the original home of the Proggy programmer's fonts (Proggy Clean, Proggy Square, Proggy Small, and Proggy Tiny) as well as a number of contributed programming fonts (Crisp, Speedy, CodingFontTobi1, and Opti). It also hosts two other proportional bitmap fonts for use on web pages (Webby Caps and Webby Small). Since the Proggy fonts are distributed with Gentoo Linux, it made sense to officially host the fonts on Github with proper releases.

Every font you will find here was created by a programmer and is free.

The proggy fonts are a set of fixed-width screen fonts that are designed for code listings. They are distributed in Microsoft's .fon format, the truetype (ttf) format, as well as XWindows (Linux/BSD...) pcf format. The .fon format works well with MS Visual Studio, a command prompt, Photoshop, etc. Some editors do not recognize .fon fonts, in which case you should use the ttf version (12pt PC, 16pt Mac).

The original ttf fonts should be used at their intended point size as they are basically conversions of the pixel-based bitmap versions. For 2019, however, there is a new vector-based version of Proggy Clean Slashed-Zero called Proggy Vector that works (scales properly) at arbitrary points sizes. It is available from the Github repo. The fonts were optimized while coding in C or C++... for this reason, characters like the '*' were placed vertically centered, as '*' usually means dereference or multiply, but never 'to the power of' like in Fortran.

The {}s are centered horizontally (as my coding style aligns braces vertically), the zero looks different from the capital oh, and there is never any confusion between ells, ones, and eyes.

Additionally, the arithmetic operators (+ - * < >) are all axis aligned... unlike the last ones you just saw.

Screenshots and individual font information is available in the download area.

ClearType Note: Excepting ProggyVector, these ttf fonts will not benefit form having ClearType turned on. You're better off using some other ttf font (Proggy Vector) that is curve-based and not pixel-based if you want sub-pixel anti-aliasing.

NEWS 2019.01.01: A new scalable version of ProggyClean Slashed Zero called Proggy Vector is now available. Find Proggy Vector on this Github repo.

This site was created by Tristan Grimmer. Here is my homepage.