I used FontForge to create a version of the Dina programming font optimized for OSX.
Other versions of the Dina font I was able to find on the internet all got screwed up on OSX so I made this one. It seems to work great in Emacs.app, MacVim, and XCode.
To use this file, unzip it and put DinaMedium.dfont into ~/Library/Fonts/ and follow the instructions for your editor:
Emacs.app configuration: I am using emacs24 compiled with these instructions. I added these lines to ~/.emacs:
(setq mac-allow-anti-aliasing nil)
MacVim configuration: Using the latest macvim, I added this line to ~/.vimrc:
Any other app configuration: Select Dina-medium from the standard OSX font picker and set size to 16.
Dina is my favorite font for programming. All letters and symbols are clearly disambiguated, like zero and a capital ‘O’, or braces, brackets, and parenthesis (essential for clojure programming). The size is just right for my eyes and a 30″ display. And I love the overall aesthetic. Hope you enjoy!