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DejaVu Markup — Font

DejaVu Sans Mono is a mono-spaced font useful for programmers, and it already provides a clear differentiation between most glyphs, such as O and 0 for example. Compared to Inconsolata, DejaVu has a wider range of glyphs and a slightly cleaner design.

Text-document markup languages (such as , AsciiDoc, or markdown) have additional requirements. The ability to distinguish between the various kinds of quote marks and dashes becomes important. Most mono-spaced fonts do not clearly distinguish between each of these look-alike characters, as seen in Figure 53.


Figure 53: Mono-spaced Font Comparison — DejaVu

The following changes have been made to create the DejaVu Markup font:

  • • Shortened the endash to distinguish from the hyphen and em-dash.

  • • Lowered the minus to distinguish from the en-dash.

Visit the DejaVu Markup font’s web page at the Font Library.

Or, directly download the DejaVu Markup ZIP file right here.

Also see the Inconsolata LGC Markup — Font.