While mono-spaced fonts are generally accepted as the best option for programming and coding, I feel they make it to hard to read longer texts and thus are not my preferred font for writing latex. What fonts are a good compromise between the advantages of mono-space (good readability of special symbols like $ ? / \ etc and brackets) versus being nice to the eye and making it a pleasure to read/write longer texts?

(I currently use Verdana, 11pt)

closed as off-topic by yo', David Carlisle, Jesse, jubobs, egreg Jul 30 '14 at 10:45

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    I think this might be off topic here. – Manuel Jul 30 '14 at 9:23
  • what exactly is it that you don't like about Verdana? It is widely considered one of the most well-crafted screen fonts. For a good reason IMHO. – Nils L Jul 30 '14 at 9:24
  • PS: my personal compromise is to simply not read my writings on screen (where I use Courier New, which I consider perfect in that context), but on paper, i.e. the medium in which a possible reader will read it as well. – Nils L Jul 30 '14 at 9:33
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    @egreg always uses comic sans – David Carlisle Jul 30 '14 at 10:07
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it discusses qualities of fonts that are unrelated to TeX and friends as typesetting systems. – yo' Jul 30 '14 at 10:10