I used a bitmap font for many years for all my development related applications. Bitmap fonts aren’t scalable, but they usually look sharper and clearer than the scalable variety, because they fit perfectly to the pixels on the screen.

My font used to be Terminus, it’s sharp and I like its shape, but it’s missing quite a few glyphs and it’s becoming harder to use as screen resolution and DPI increase. I looked for new fonts to try the past few weeks. There are many font for programming, here’s my selection of monospaced scalable fonts:

Comparison of monospaced fonts: What Are The Best Programming Fonts?