JetBrains Mono – the free and open-source typeface for developers

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  • FiraCode

    Free monospaced font with programming ligatures

    I use Fira Code. Mainly because it allows you to chose ligatures if for some reason there are default ones you don't like (I really enjoy ligatures when writing code). Sadly, that works only on application level, not OS, so not all IDEs support choosing stylistic sets: https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/wiki/How-to-enable-stylis...

  • victor-mono

    A free programming font with cursive italics and ligatures. Donations welcome ❤️

    If we are throwing font recommendations here, I favour [Monoid](https://larsenwork.com/monoid/), I love its glyphs and look. But some years ago I installed [Victor Mono](https://rubjo.github.io/victor-mono/) as a kind of practical joke on myself (it has _italics_, usually enabled for comments in the language you use in your editor, but of course that's up to where you want them) and I found it's actually extremely nice because of that. I now also use it on Obsidian (the other monospaced editor I use aside from VS Code/emacs)

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • JetBrainsMono

    JetBrains Mono – the free and open-source typeface for developers

  • mononoki

    a programming typeface

    Matthias Tellen also has an interesting take on this subject in in issue #29 for his font mononoki [0]. I love mononoki.

    [0]: https://github.com/madmalik/mononoki/issues/29#issuecomment-...

  • Hasklig

    Hasklig - a code font with monospaced ligatures

  • agave

    succulent monospaced programming font

    Am I the only one rocking with agave? Especially agave NF, it looks a bit funky (casual-looking) but it's been really easy on my eyes on not-too-high res display(34' 1440p).

    https://github.com/blobject/agave

  • juliamono

    repository for JuliaMono, a monospaced font with reasonable Unicode support.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • Google Fonts

    Font files available from Google Fonts, and a public issue tracker for all things Google Fonts

    Every once in a while when I get bored, I head over to Google Fonts page and download some fonts: https://fonts.google.com/?category=Monospace&subset=latin

  • hoogle

    Haskell API search engine

    https://hoogle.haskell.org/?hoogle=%28%21%3D%29&scope=set%3A...

    Using Haskell is one such situation. Haskell's inequality operator is /= which someone could expect when they see ≠. Some people redefine != as a custom operator (see link), which can bring even more confusion with this ligatures.

  • powerlevel10k

    A Zsh theme

    At some point in grad school a few years ago, I was procrastinating furiously and did a deep dive into the font I would prefer for coding, terminal, etc. I ultimately landed on Meslo LGS with Nerd Font after also looking at different shells. I'm not a fan of ligature so don't care about those fonts

    Sometimes I wonder if I'm missing out on something better or if just the Meslo people came out with something great and haven't felt the need to promote it on the web in a few years since they are all gainfully employed.

    https://github.com/romkatv/powerlevel10k

    https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/tree/master/patched-...

  • nerd-fonts

    Iconic font aggregator, collection, & patcher. 3,600+ icons, 50+ patched fonts: Hack, Source Code Pro, more. Glyph collections: Font Awesome, Material Design Icons, Octicons, & more

    At some point in grad school a few years ago, I was procrastinating furiously and did a deep dive into the font I would prefer for coding, terminal, etc. I ultimately landed on Meslo LGS with Nerd Font after also looking at different shells. I'm not a fan of ligature so don't care about those fonts

    Sometimes I wonder if I'm missing out on something better or if just the Meslo people came out with something great and haven't felt the need to promote it on the web in a few years since they are all gainfully employed.

    https://github.com/romkatv/powerlevel10k

    https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/tree/master/patched-...

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