Lately I’ve been organizing and touching up on the finish of my digital workspace. One of the things I tried to improve was my choice of monospaced typeface, in particular for displaying code. The obvious and classical alternative Monaco face two fearsome rivals; Inconsolata and Panic Sans (Derivation of Bistream Vera Sans) both two modern, anti-alias friendly and unicode-isch typefaces.
My current monofont of choice is Inconsolata. At 14px on screen (well, it’s more like 11px in reality) I’ve been giving Panic Sans a fair chance for a few weeks now, and the time has come to evaluate Inconsolata.