Small l and 1 look almost identical in code-blocks. Is this a javaranch-issue or a firefox-linux? There should be a more coderfriendly font, because I used 'l' in my example, and it looked like 1 all over the place. Of course, in longer identifiers like 'long' it's easy distinguishable.
can you read that? Yes, if I increase the font, I see a small difference at the top.
My shell uses a font, where small L ist printed like that:
The font-dialog says, the name is 'monospace' which sounds very generic.
* 12lLiI| Andale_Mono
* 12lLiI| DejaVuSansMono
* 12lLiI| FreeMono
* 12lLiI| LiberationMono-Regular
* 12lLiI| TlwgMono
as to be seen here: http://home.arcor.de/hirnstrom/images/mono-fonts.html (if you happen to have those fonts too ) on my system, and specified Andale Mono for monospaced-fonts in the settings - without much success. Other Webpages now look different - not a nice font, imho, but the l/1 is done right. The others look nearly the same, and seem to differ in size and bold/not bold, while defined the same way (size=14).