BBEdit 9.1

There’s lots new in 9.1, including major improvements to the built-in FTP/SFTP features, but the most notable change is this:

BBEdit now includes a copy of Consolas Regular, an excellent antialiased code editing font. This font is licensed from Ascender Corporation for use only with BBEdit. […]

The factory default font is now Consolas-12. If you never chose a default font before, your documents may now display in Consolas-12. If this is not to your liking, adjust the display font accordingly in the “Editor Defaults” preferences.

Notable because (a) Consolas is my favorite anti-aliased coding font, by far; and (b) the previous default font, Monaco 9, remained unchanged dating all the way back to BBEdit’s public debut in April 1992.

(Preemptively answering the inevitable question: I use Monaco 10 for text documents, but Consolas 12 for shell worksheets.)

Monday, 15 December 2008