In September 2012, Adobe announced the availability of a free monospace font designed for source code. I have been using it for some time and did not realize how much I liked it until I setup a new machine. This font enables me to be a much more production programmer.

To configure in Eclipse:

  1. Download the font from SourceForge.
  2. Install the font according to your operating system conventions.
  3. In Eclipse, go to Windows, Preferences. In the popup, expand out General, Appearance, Colors and Fonts.
  4. Under basic, set "Text Font" to Source Code Pro
  5. Under basic, set "Text Editor Block Selection Font" to Source Code Pro Semibold

This should setup most of the places where you are currently using a monospace font. There may be other areas than need to be set but I have found this to be sufficient.