Meslo LG M

Meslo LG M

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(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!

Meslo LG is a customized version of Apple’s Menlo-Regular font (which is a customized Bitstream Vera Sans Mono). In Snow Leopard, Menlo-Regular is now the preferred and default font for Apple’s developer tools and also the Terminal (unless you changed the font settings for these apps yourself before upgrading to SL – your changes will stay in place).
I really like Menlo but I do have my nitpicky gripes with it:
• The default vertical (line) spacing is just way to cramped for me, and also
• I am not particularily fond of the horizontal baseline alignment of the asterisk.
That’s why I decided to customize Menlo, regarding these “issues”. The tricky part is keeping all the custom tables, hints, etc. intact when you adjust the globally very affecting stuff that results in vertical spacing.
The LG in Meslo LG stands for Line Gap. The idea behind it is to allow the user to have some control over vertical spacing by choosing one of three line gap variants: small, medium and large (Meslo LG S, Meslo LG M and Meslo LG L respectively).
If you’re interested in looks, you can find a comparison (for Mac OS X) in the Wiki. And here’s some example screenshots for Windows. For a possible way to install this font on your Windows console please see Using Meslo LG with the Windows Console.
You can find a FAQ here. For more articles please refer to the Meslo-Font Wiki. Last, but not least, for additional info and comparisons please consult the About PDF that comes with the downladable ZIP archive.

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