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I quite like the look of the font used in the code blocks that appear on Stack Overflow.

What, dear listener, is the font face used for such?

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It's the first font in the following list that is installed on your system:

  • Consolas
  • Monaco
  • Lucida Console
  • Liberation Mono
  • DejaVu Sans Mono
  • Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
  • Courier New

For more information, look at the CSS file in Firebug.

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    +1 It's good to make the point that it depends on what fonts are installed in the client. – pavium Jan 19 '10 at 4:53
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    and the browser defined ones... – juanm55 Jul 9 '12 at 16:34
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code {
  background-color:#EEEEEE;
  font-family:Consolas,Monaco,Lucida Console,Liberation Mono,DejaVu Sans Mono,Bitstream Vera Sans Mono,Courier New;
}
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    No monospace? I am disappoint. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 19 '10 at 2:48
  • Edited and fixed ;) – schnaader Jan 19 '10 at 2:48
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    @Ignacio: There's a reason monospace isn't used, and that reason is WebKit, which renders it differently than all other browsers. – John Rudy Jan 19 '10 at 14:40
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See Super User:

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    Careful, Arjan, you are currently implying that there would be useful information on SU? That would be shocking! – Gnoupi Jan 19 '10 at 8:46
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    @Gnoupi, you know how all the questions that are too difficult for SO are delegated to SU. ;-) – Arjan Jan 19 '10 at 9:51

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