Wow, it must have been a lot of work to come up with all those variations!
I reviewed them quickly, the TLDR version, I like Thabit by a long way
and if the countdown comment could be cleaned up then I would vote for
this one to replace the current font.
Original: This seems to be a monospaced, serif font in a type writer
style with a touch of grunge. Since it is a bitmap font the larger sizes
are pixellated, and this holds for the rest of the fonts reviewed
below. The zero does not have a cross or dot but there is no problem
distinguishing it from a capital 'O' since the zero has a narrower
form. The zero appears to be cut off on the right hand side. Overall a
nice looking font for a game.
Dejavu Sans Mono: Clean look in menus, the dot in the middle of the zero
is a bit distracting in the timers. Go! has a 'shadow' above it possibly
because of spacing in the font texture bitmap.
Liberation Mono: I didn't view them side-by-side but it looks the same
as Dejavu. The Go! did not have the shadow above it which was an
Not Courier Sans: This was a fatter looking font compared to Dejavu and
Liberation. There was no slash or dot in the zero so I slightly
preferred the numerals of this fonts for the timers over the previous
two. The font wasn't completely sans-serif, I noticed a serif on the 'i'
which made it look out of place. There were some stray pixels, probably
from spacing problems in the texture. Overall, this looked good.
Nova Mono: A very rounded sans-serif. It reminds me of an extreme form
of the Ubuntu font. The numerals on this were good, with a slash through
the zero. There were some stray pixels especially on the zero when
displayed in the timers but also above the 'i'. I didn't like it.
Terminus: A retro terminal style font. There are some stray pixels
visible in the track comment during the countdown. Other then that I
think this is a good looking font for a game.
Thabit: This looks good! It's a type-writer style font, but not as
grungy as the original so it has a cleaner look. The zero doesn't have
a dot or slash. It also had stray pixels visible on the comment during
the countdown. I think this is the best looking one and I even prefer
it to the original.
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Liviu Andronic <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:There are Sans variations of DejaVu Mono and Liberation Mono. Could we try out one of those?I now realized that getting the spacing right is hard even with monospace fonts. DejaVu Sans Mono  seems to work at 24px with linespacing=4 and letterspacing=17.6For Liberation Mono  I used 24px/4.9/17.7These should probably be tested at 4:3 aspect ratio, or else they get stretched.CheersIwanPS: I created three more font tests    and made a correct-spacing noncouriersans  version.Cheers
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