Proofreading Font Comparison

This page shows samples of the available proofreading fonts and demonstrates the differences between DPCustomMono2 and other fonts.

Available Proofreading Fonts

The following fonts can be selected in your preferences for use in the proofreading interface. Browser default is whatever font your browser renders monospace text in unless told otherwise, often Courier or Courier New. The other fonts are available as web fonts and can be selected and used without having them installed on your computer.

Browser default
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789
!@#$%^&*()[]{}<>'";:.,\/?

This is your current proofreading font.

DPCustomMono2
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789
!@#$%^&*()[]{}<>'";:.,\/?

DejaVu Sans Mono
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789
!@#$%^&*()[]{}<>'";:.,\/?

DPCustomMono2

DPCustomMono2 is a font adapted by DP volunteers, based on the suggestions and ideas of many experienced proofreaders. Using DPCustomMono2 as your proofreading font can help you find mistakes.

This site provides DPCustomMono2 as a web font and browsers that support web fonts do not require the font to be installed locally. For more information on installing and using the font locally for offline activitlies like Post-Processing and Smooth Reading, see the DPCustomMono2 wiki page at pgdp.net.

Character Differences

Below are some examples of similar looking characters that are easier to distinguish in DPCustomMono2 than in other fonts, in this case your default browser monospace font.

Browser default
DPCustomMono2
O0o
O0o
1Ili!
1Ili!
:;
:;
,.
,.
3BE
3BE
KR
KR
Vv
Vv
Ww
Ww
Xx
Xx
vy
vy
`'
`'
F£L
F£L

Comparisons with Other Fonts

Select a font from the list below to see a sample text in the desired font compared to the sample text in DPCustomMono2.

Selected Font (Arial) DPCustomMono2