Most mudding clients will come with a font pre-set. Often this will be a thin, spidery font, or a blocky, brick-like font. Here is one endeavour to display a good selection of monospace (all the letters the same width) fonts that are easy on the eyes, and suitable for mudding.
- 1 TrueType Fonts
- 1.1 Andale Mono
- 1.2 Anonymous Pro
- 1.3 Bitstream Sans Mono/Deja Vu Sans Mono
- 1.4 Consolas
- 1.5 Courier & Courier New
- 1.6 Droid Sans Mono
- 1.7 Fira Mono
- 1.8 Inconsolata
- 1.9 Input
- 1.10 Liberation Mono
- 1.11 Lucida Sans Mono
- 1.12 Luxi Mono
- 1.13 Menlo
- 1.14 Monaco
- 1.15 monofur
- 1.16 OCR A & B
- 1.17 Orator Std
- 1.18 Proggy Truetype
- 1.19 SimSun
- 1.20 Source Code Pro
- 2 Bitmap Fonts
- 3 Other sources
Looks a lot like Monaco. Comes with various versions of Windows or MS Office.
Anonymous Pro is a free descendant of a Mac OS Classic font called Anonymous.
Bitstream Sans Mono/Deja Vu Sans Mono
For most end-user purposes, these fonts are the same. Free as in software, beer, and speech. Available from here. (The actual difference is that the DejaVu project took the original BitStream fonts and added Unicode characters to them, I think.)
Comes with Windows Vista, Windows 7, and MS Office 2007(?) (the Powerpoint 2007 viewer is downloadable and free if you want them for XP). Like a version of Courier New that doesn't make your eyes hurt and your spider lustful.
Courier & Courier New
Very light, typewriter-style fonts. Courier New is the default font for ZMUD and CMUD.
Droid Sans Mono
Fira Mono is a font developed by Mozilla (the non-profit organisation behind Firefox). It is free as in beer and speech, new-ish. Inconsistently serifed.
Inconsolata is a popular and free monospace programmer's font. Inspired in part by Consolas, it is modern and crisp.
Input is free for personal use. It has a number of customisable features you can select when you download it, and a wide variety of narrow and light/heavy variants.
Is essentially a free font designed to be a drop in replacement for Courier New.
Lucida Sans Mono
This and SimSun are unusual in being monospaced fonts that also have proper serifs (the pointy bits on the ends of letters).
A lot like Monaco, comes with newer versions of OS X. The same conditions apply.
Comes with Mac OS X. Looks good in small sizes, and without anti-aliasing.
Very round. Probably a bit weird for mudding. Available free here.
OCR A & B
This is painful. I don't recommend it.
This and Luxi Mono are unusual in being monospaced fonts that also have proper serifs (the pointy bits on the ends of letters).
Source Code Pro
A free font by Adobe. Quite wide, but very nice. Grab from the GitHub repo releases page.
Comes with most Linux distros. There's a Windows package floating around somewhere as well. Some of them are very readable.
Default MUSHClient font. Comes with Windows. Some people find it chunky/unpleasant while others find it easier to read due to thicker lines and more contrast than other fonts.
Terminus is a monospaced bitmap font designed by Dimitar Zhekov. The font is designed with a goal to be easy on eyes during long hours in front of the computer screen.