Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Best Coding Font

A good coding font has a lot of requirements:
Well, the Gnome foundation released the Bitstream Vera fonts which contain the excellent Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. DejaVu fonts are based on the Bitstream Vera fonts but add more characters.

Here's a screenshot:

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Here's a slick flash application from Google which let's you visualize all kinds of data about all the world's countries. See how India's military budget is almost the same percentage of GDP as the US military budget but how we have only 85 phones per 1000 people as compared to 1223 in the US.

Best of all, if you notice the slider at the bottom, you'll notice that the chart can be viewed over a period of decades starting from 1975.


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