I’ve been using Sublime Text as my main text editor for a couple of months now and I’m thoroughly impressed with it. For those of you who are curious about its power (which does not come cheap…), I found this set of tutorials very helpful.
For a beautiful writing experience, whether you use markdown or not, I strongly recommend the Markdownediting package, which is designed to look like the beautiful and minimalistic iA-writer application for Mac.
I spent some time choosing a good looking (and free) mono-space font that also includes support for Greek (if the font does not include Greek glyphs, the substitute font’s letters will not line up; this of course defeats the purpose of using mono-space in the first place).
After spending more time on this than I’d like to admit, I narrowed things down to the following set of fonts. All are basically free but do read their copyright notices.
- Anonymous Pro
- Ubuntu Mono
- DejaVu LGC Sans Mono. This is very similar to the menlo font used in Macs
- Liberation Mono
Unfortunately, the best looking font which includes Greek glyphs does not include punctuated Greek vowels: TeX Gyre Cursor
Of course, you can always buy the full version of nitti font used in iA-writer…
In any case, this screenshot shows how the whole thing looks like (with TeX Gyre Cursor font)