Talk:Consolas

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Article neutrality comment[edit]

The discussion about how "Consolas" is not "aligned" without cleartype seems to be a very biased opinion, especially considering that the reference is an opinion piece itself. I feel it should be either removed or revised to be more neutral.

Thx1200 01:53, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Makes sense to me... I've removed the comment. If we can find expert commentary from a font specialist who discusses this issue with Consolas, then we can re-add it with proper attribution. -/- Warren 05:47, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Consolas "bug"[edit]

I've removed the section on the Consolas 'bug' recently added by User:Winsteps. For one thing, it's Original research. More importantly, though, it's not a bug, it's a design choice. A number of well-respected monospace fonts render the example the same way Consolas does -- for example, Courier! Just because you can pick three fonts (Courier New, Lucida Console and Monaco) that happen to render a particular glyph the same way, and construct some ASCII art that looks correct when rendered in that way; that doesn't mean that any other way of rendering the glyph is a bug.

Another example: a hyphen in Consolas is the same width as the alphanumeric characters. Courier New and Lucida Console, on the other hand, render a hyphen shorter than the alphanumeric characters; so I could construct a piece of ASCII art, similar to Winsteps one but using hypens, in which Consolas would look correct and Courier New, monaco & Lucida Console look misaligned. Does that mean that there is a bug in Lucida Console, monaco and Courier new? No, of course not. -- -- simxp (talk) 15:19, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Unfair comparison with Courier New[edit]

Consolas with ClearType is compared against Courier New with no ClearType. Clearly, the main difference in perceptual quality is due to the use of ClearType rather than the font. It would be much fairer to compare it with Courier New, also with ClearType on. A ClearType/non-ClearType comparison would be more appropriate for an article on ClearType. mmj (talk) 04:24, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I'd say Courier New comes out of the comprison quite well, since one of the main points of the examples is that Consolas looks like crap with Cleartype switched off -- wheras, as the example shows, Courier New looks much better without Cleartype. -- simxp (talk) 14:39, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Mistake in first Consolas image.[edit]

In the first image, the first line reads "#using <mscorlib.dll>" when I'm pretty sure it should read "#include <mscorlib.dll>". Just saying. If I'm right, I'm willing to make amendments. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Curlywurlycraig (talkcontribs) 10:29, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Inconsolata[edit]

Shouldn't this article mention Inconsolata? 109.186.55.212 (talk) 19:03, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Similar?[edit]

Courier has serifs, Consolas does not. Thus Consolas is certainly not "most similar" to Courier New, not even similar at all. Other similarity claims are a matter of taste or reception. Therefore I'm deleting this sentence in the introduction. ~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Towopedia (talkcontribs) 08:56, 1 July 2014 (UTC)