Can anyone tell me what this font is or which is similar?
Adding to the answer given by Ilan:
- The "variation" Ilan mentions really is Menlo Bold (which - as I just realized after writing up all of this :/ - he wanted to fix this in this edit to his answer, but apparently something went wrong).
- Furthermore, as Menlo is based upon Bitstream Vera Sans Mono and Deja Vu Sans Mono, let us take a look those, too:
While the regular cuts of Menlo and DejaVu Sans Mono have a few more or less subtle differences (reference the screenshot and links below the horizontal rule), I could not make out any differences regarding the bold cuts and your reference text (I did not compare the whole character set).
- If your reference image is from a website, you could use the developer tools in Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer to find out which font is used via the "Inspect Element" tool and looking at the
font-familyproperty in the "Computed Style"-panel.
As Yisela already pointed out, a quicker way is "WhatFont", a tool available as a bookmarklet and extension for Chrome and Safari.
- If your reference is a high resolution image or a PDF with fonts converted to paths, you could compare the fonts yourself; ruling out Menlo should be rather easy if your source contains one of the characters where the differences are rather obvious - that is if you have access to Menlo: I (as others) could not find a download link (at least not to the bold cut) - it is however shipping with Mac OS X since Snow Leopard (10.6).
- If your reference is a PDF with fonts embedded (though I doubt that), you can view a list of all fonts in Adobe Acrobat/Reader via
File → Properties → Fonts.
Citing the Wikipedia article, DejaVu was created to "provide a wider range of characters... while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development", so as far as I understand there should not be a difference regarding letter forms (image from here) in regards to Bitstream Vera.
Here's a visual comparison of Menlo Regular and DejaVu Sans Mono Book (as found here):
If this is on the web somewhere as copy (as opposed to in an image) you can use this handy tool:
It is a bookmarklet that you drag to your browser and it scan the dom for the font-family tags and help you identify a font.
This is a must have for anyone who wants to know on the fly what a page uses for fonts. A follow up tool would be the commented "What The Font" location from above.