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Thread: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

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    Default Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    Surely we must be able to find one?

    Can this be changed, or does it have more to do with the browsers?

    Does anyone have suggestions, if it can?

    Code:
    menu.lst
    menu.1st

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    > menu.lst
    > menu.1st


    is easy to see the difference in thunderbird :-)

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    Default Re: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    You should be able to adjust it with your browser. Unless somebody forces a font.

    In Linux I prefer the Dejavu Sans Mono font.
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    Default Re: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    Or tell the posters you are replying to to cut and paste when following instructions.

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    Default Re: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    I'm just wondering whether it's possible to circumvent the issue, making browsers default to a font in which there's a clear difference. It seems to come up a lot...

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    Default Re: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    > I'm just wondering whether it's possible to circumvent the issue, making
    > browsers default to a font in which there's a clear difference. It seems
    > to come up a lot...


    So does 0 and O.

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    Default Re: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    In most fonts - so people are given to check.

    Perhaps I phrased it wrongly. Our monospace font seems to have an unusual tendency to make an l look like a 1. I looked for the menu.1st file myself when I first came here, and I've seen a steady procession of people make the same mistake.

    I guess it just seems to me that there's little reason not to change it, if we can find a font that will clearly cause less headaches... (and assuming the software lets it be done)

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    Default Re: Monospace font in which 'l' doesn't look like '1'

    ... Just reread your post GofBorg, and I'm now not sure what you meant. Are you suggesting that we should change it, and find one with a dissimilar 0 and O while we're at it?

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    > .. Just reread your post GofBorg, and I'm now not sure what you meant.
    > Are you suggesting that we should change it, and find one with a
    > dissimilar 0 and O while we're at it?


    Some screens depending on the font, zero and the letter O are quite similar.
    I've had license keys mailed to me where you just had to guess which was
    which. 'eyes', 'ells' and 'ones' are prone to the problems you outlined as
    well. I was just adding that 'o's' and 'zeros' can be a problem also.



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