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Finding the Right Coding Font for Programming in Python

What should you consider when picking a font for coding in Python? What characters and their respective glyphs should you check before making your decision? This week on the show, we talk with Real Python author and core team member Philipp Acsany about his recent article, Choosing the Best Coding Font for Programming.

Philipp shares some of his background as a font engineer and graphic designer. We talk about how font design tools were his introduction to programming in Python.

We discuss how the frequent use of underscores, at signs, parentheses, and asterisks in Python’s syntax should affect your decision. Philipp’s tutorial provides several resources to help you find a monospace font that fits your coding requirements.


  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:32 – Previous podcast appearances
  • 00:03:18 – Programming-environment fussiness and monospace fonts
  • 00:07:29 – Researching the tutorial and curating the collection
  • 00:10:51 – Philipp’s background
  • 00:18:07 – Differentiating characters
  • 00:21:37 – Monospace, typewriters, and alignment
  • 00:25:08 – Character sets to study
  • 00:32:38 – The comma and the period
  • 00:37:04 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:38:30 – Python’s use in font development
  • 00:42:48 – Different fonts for different languages
  • 00:49:27 – Non-English comments
  • 00:55:40 – Our font choices
  • 00:59:00 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
  • 01:01:35 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 01:03:41 – Where can people follow your work online?
  • 01:04:38 – Thanks and goodbye

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