Proportional fonts for programming
I'm trying out some proportional fonts (as opposed to monospaced) for coding. The one shown above is Franklin Gothic Demi – it's normally a serious font but the color livens it up a bit. The editor is the venerable jEdit.
Part of the reason I'm paying more attention to fonts this week is that I've almost finished reading Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographical Style. It comments on typography with an authority and grace comparable to that in Tufte's Visual Display of Quantitative Information (on figures and charts).