How Can You Change Fonts in Your Coding Editor?
These tutorials show you how to change the coding fonts in your editor and give examples of fonts that other Smalltalk developers enjoy.
The topic of “fonts” is one of the most popular in the FAQ section of our website, and it’s easy to see why. As earlier noted (This phrase is only in customer version email, since part of this content will be used for the survey), the font used in code may not necessarily be the first thing that comes to mind when developers think of typography. However, they are critical for making the job of developing code easier and more enjoyable for those who work with it.
Fonts used in coding, however, are not the same. Some have been optimized to be legible and are designed to alleviate eyestrain for those who spend so much time reading and writing code. Similarly, when selecting fonts for applications for customer use, care should be taken.
Recently, Arden Thomas, the Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, produced a tutorial video on Coding Fonts. This Hidden Gem screencast shows you how to change the coding font in your editor. Arden also gives examples of fonts that other Smalltalk developers enjoy using to code.
- Watch this screencast on Fonts for Developers, here.
There are also two other Hidden Gems screencasts that discuss various aspects of fonts:
- Coding Fonts – https://youtu.be/asbUZJguFMQ
- Fonts for Applications – https://youtu.be/9yEZPPpt-WY
If you have questions, comments, ideas for other Smalltalk examples or suggestions for future Hidden Gems, please email the Cincom Smalltalk Product Team at CSSTARTeam@cincom.com.