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I'm a dyslexic and i generally use arial for most things, since its probably the most readable font for me. However i'd like to have a fixed width font with similar charecteristics (sans serif, distinct, 'simple' characters etc) since some things break with non fixed width fonts, but at the same time, most of the 'standard' fonts are harder to read for me- any suggestions?

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closed as off topic by Journeyman Geek, Sathya Oct 7 '12 at 10:11

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I think that part of the point of 'sans serif' is that it's not 'monospace' – xenoterracide Apr 20 '10 at 1:13
While I'm sure someone has done it, a monospaced sans-serif typeface would be very difficult to kern and generally look off-balance, so it wouldn't be terribly popular. – Hasaan Chop Apr 20 '10 at 1:25
sans serif = not pointy, simple and readable. Monospace is, well monospaced. The two arn't incompatable – Journeyman Geek Apr 20 '10 at 2:15
Just to note, this is an old question I revisited, after finding a better answer. On hindsite, its off topic. Feel free to VTC it. – Journeyman Geek Oct 7 '12 at 10:11
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I use DejaVu Sans Mono as my monospace font when programming.

Edit: realised that there would almost certainly be a stackoverflow question related to this - and yes, of course there is!

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hmm. Droid sans mono looks perfect. Put that as an answer, and i can upvote both, and select that as the correct one ;p – Journeyman Geek Apr 20 '10 at 8:36
I'm OK with you answering your own question, I'd feel a bit silly putting up an answer with a font I wouldn't choose myself! – jwaddell Apr 20 '10 at 23:11
blah. you helped me find the answer. you get the points ;p – Journeyman Geek May 13 '10 at 1:03

Another great option I've recently found is source code pro, Its a sans serif font, fixed width and has very distinct characters.

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Anonymous Pro seems to be what you're looking for - a monospace sans-serif. And it's free :)

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