For my programming I am looking for a wide font, that is easy to read. The goal is to have a font that trades many columns for many lines - sort of the opposite of Condensed and Narrow.

The best I have found so far is Droid Sans Mono, but I would like to have it even wider.

Is there a tool (or maybe just a config?) that can squeeze that font to, say, 70% of the height while keeping the width in a format that is understood by Konsole?



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    My first impression with "tool to squeeze font" was that you wanted a narrower font. Perhaps a better title is "tool to widen font". – wurtel Mar 20 '15 at 14:59
  • DejaVu Sans Mono is fairly wide. Not sure there is such a font widener tool though. – HalosGhost Mar 20 '15 at 17:57

You can widen the font with the FontForge. Select all glyphs, choose Element-Transformations-Transform-Scale, set scale percents on X and save as a new font.
But better to find a font that is already wide. You should try Source Code Pro, Input, or Anonymous Pro.


Thanks to @contemplator I have now stretched DroidMonoSans using FontForge.


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