#1835 Lucida Console as the default password font

KeePass
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nobody
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2015-02-05
2014-03-16
Raistlin
No

Now the default password font is Courier New. It is perhaps the worst choice that could be made: there's no visual difference between '0' (zero) and capital 'O' and between '1' (one) and small 'L'. I suggest to use Lucida Console as the default password font as it hasn't have such issues.

Discussion

  • Dominik Reichl
    Dominik Reichl
    2015-02-01

    The default password font (usually Courier New) will not be changed to Lucida Console [1], because it supports less glyphs than Courier New [2]. As KeePass is available in many languages and some users might use unusual characters in passwords (to increase security), I think it's important to use a font that supports as many glyphs as possible.

    In KeePass 2.x, you can change the font used in password text boxes ('Tools' -> 'Options' -> tab 'Interface' -> button 'Select Password Font').

    This has now also been implemented for KeePass 1.29. Here's the latest 1.x development snapshot for testing:
    http://keepass.info/filepool/KeePass_150201b.zip

    Best regards,
    Dominik

    [1] http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FMID=1262
    [2] http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FMID=1928

     
  • Dominik Reichl
    Dominik Reichl
    2015-02-01

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • FWIW, I don't like Courier New, either, so I set KeePass's password font to Consolas - but this may also be unacceptable as a default, since it's not necessarily present on older systems.