So just copy-paste that. Your font cache will be refreshed and when you start
a new Terminal or IDE, you should be able to select the Inconsolata
NetBeans didn’t seem to support the Inconsolata font but as suggested by Filip
Juki in the comments section:
If you need the TTF version for NetBeans (or another IDE that doesn’t support
OTF), download it here.
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on 2012-07-04 10:32:16
many thanks, netbeans looks much nicer now :)
on 2012-03-17 00:48:46
Many thanks! It’s real work and I’m happy!
respect from web-dev =)
on 2011-07-04 11:34:41
Hi, I’m using Ubuntu 10.04, which has ttf-inconsolata in repo, but when I install via apt-get, Netbeans 7.0 doesn’t see it. When I install it with your term script, Netbeans see it, but doesn’t look very nice. Where is the catch? I’m using customized .font.config from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fonts#Font_Smoothing.
on 2011-01-02 19:20:31
May peace be upon you!
Thank you for your share with us. And I found it very nice to coding with PHP in gPHPEdit.
I love it.
on 2010-11-11 05:15:55
I may be doing a bit of bragging here, but check out this rendering of Inconsolata:
It’s with a slightly modified Freetype using autohint. I’m pretty happy with the results!
Chad R. Smith
on 2010-10-18 19:47:05
When I was creating The Easy API - http://theeasyapi.com I had to find a font that I could live with for a while. Since it mattered as the application is huge and does a lot for developers like ourselves. I ended up going with Liberation Mono … it’s really a personal preference though. Some people can’t stand that font, and some love it to death. I liked Incon but only when I’m in a pinch and Liberation wouldn’t work for some reason. I like that you offered the Ubuntu commands to get it installed!
on 2010-08-12 12:55:38
Thanks for your wonderful feedback everyone!
on 2010-07-29 20:14:18
For me Dina font is the best.
on 2010-07-19 22:32:22
Inconsolate could be a nice font, but it has some hinting issues: At 11 pt it is almost too small to read on large monitors, using 12 pt the upper line of the equals sign (=) is unclear, same when using 13 pt and at 14 pt both lines are finally very blurry. Even at 18 the upper one is unclear. They are both crisp only at 19 pt, a little bit too big for my taste :-P Further opening squared brace is always a bit less sharp than closing squared brace. It's the opposite around for curly ones.
on 2010-06-22 22:23:39
Thanks for the short, simple, and highly informative post, my eyeballs thank you mightily :)
on 2010-06-16 04:59:01
Thanks for posting this, the more people that post these great fonts, the easier it is for people like me to find 'em :D
on 2010-04-13 18:14:24
Thanks for the TTF conversion!
on 2010-03-22 09:50:33
I have question for pietra.
Actually i did a small thing
XP: Control Panel &
gt; Display &
gt; Appearance &
gt; Effects: \&
quot;Use the following method to smooth
edges of screen fonts\&
quot; Set to clear type
Though all the fonts look good but fonts in komodo edit are just not good on eyes. Could you please help?
on 2010-03-22 09:44:23
Thanx a lot
on 2010-03-19 17:04:44
thanks for sharing this. on komodo IDE it looks easy on the eyes.
on 2010-03-18 14:45:25
Thanks a lot for the ttf version. I was looking for a ttf version of Inconsolata coz i wanted a good monospace font for printing my output.
on 2009-06-10 15:02:04
@ Alex Weber: Seems to me that you may have created that directory as root once, and now you only have read rights.
Also seems to me that you should own everything inside your homedir so I think you could:
sudo chown -R alex.alex ~alex/.fonts
And be done with it ; )
on 2009-06-08 23:41:00
@ Kevin, yeah it makes no sense to me to have to sudo wget but at least on my setup I need to sudo copy the fonts to ~/.fonts (been installing more fonts lately…) and I get permission denied any other way…
on 2009-06-05 03:36:37
Mine would probably be Monaco.
on 2009-06-04 20:44:53
My fav coding font is Impact.
on 2009-06-04 17:08:22
@ Alex Weber: Damn we are fast : )
Doesn't really make sense to me why you should have to sudo for a wget though.
on 2009-06-04 17:06:14
@ Alex Weber: Thanks. Using Jaunty myself. Did you get any errors?
Sometimes sudo asking for a password prevents further execution. Maybe you could try again and let me know?
on 2009-06-04 16:55:15
Figured it out… you need to sudo wget for it to work, at least I had to… :)
My bad for the double post!
on 2009-06-04 16:51:53
Thanks for the tip and the article but I couldn't get your script to work on Ubuntu Jaunty…
My favorite font apart from Inconsolata is Vera Sans btw! :)
on 2009-05-27 12:00:25
Thanks for sharing everyone!
@ sweetl80: If I remember correctly Inconsolata was actually based on Consolas, but I'm not entirely sure : )
on 2009-05-27 11:15:33
I usually use Courier New, but I will be switching to Linux, Ubuntu 9.04 distribution next month (I've tried several times but it had little annoyances - from what I see these have been fixed now), so I'll give this a try first, it does look nice.
on 2009-05-27 11:12:55
my favourite is consolas… cleartype, and done really nicely. there is no possiblity of getting letters confused.
will try this tho, it looks really nice.
Brian C. Ladd
on 2009-05-26 17:05:27
I love Inconsolata. I find that I can use it at smaller optical point sizes so I can see more lines at a time (and proportionally more text across, as well).
My only disappointment is that there is no bold variant so printing highlighted code does not work (I am finishing up a programming manuscript and I need to be able to highlight Java code on the static page). Heck, I'd be willing to pay money for the bold versions.
on 2009-05-26 15:00:49
@ Filip Jukić &
amp; Pieter: Thanks. I've converted the .otf to .ttf with FontForge and got it to work with NetBeans. I've made it available here &
amp; updated the article.
on 2009-05-26 14:56:01
Sometimes to get a TTF font to appear Netbeans (or Eclipse, or IntelliJ, or any other Java based ide / program), it must be installed for the JRE used to run the IDE. Once you know which JRE it is (bundled or separate JDK), copy the TTF files into the /jre/lib/fonts directory and restart the IDE).
Haven't tried it with .otf though.
on 2009-05-26 14:30:05
amp; Priit: Thanks for sharing, I will definitely look into it!
@ Gekkio: Didn't even check apt for the font, this is awesome! I've updated the article accordingly, thx!
@ Filip Jukić: OK that explains a lot : ) Let me see how hard that is &
amp; maybe share the result here.
on 2009-05-26 14:23:00
It seems that NetBeans doesn't support OTF fonts. You might try converting it to TTF using FontForge, I decided it wasn't worth the hassle.
on 2009-05-26 13:40:21
If you're using Ubuntu 9.04, there's also a packaged version available in the repos which should setup things perfectly:
sudo apt-get install ttf-inconsolata
(Requires universe repos to be enabled)
on 2009-05-26 08:11:13
Using a nice-looking programming font makes more of a difference than I ever could've imagined. Programming in Bitstream Vera Sans Mono (my favorite), Inconsolata, Consolas, and even Monaco is just so much more enjoyable for me than using Courier.
I really can't explain it; it just feels better to look at my code in a nice font.
on 2009-05-26 08:08:29
I've found Terminus most pleasing to the eye.
on 2009-05-25 21:40:55
BTW, recently I did change DPI settings on Ubuntu (144 DPI from default 96),and font looks much nicer right now. If you need DPI calculation, check:
on 2009-05-25 21:35:59
it's all personal of course, but I like Envy R much better: http://damieng.com/blog/2008/05/26/envy-code-r-preview-7-coding-font-released
It is also free.
Few years ago I bought Pragmata font (which is right now way to expensive) and Envy R is a lookalike of Pragmata…I found Inconsolata to \&