Coding fonts

This is a list of popular coding fonts. My personal favorites are marked in bold.

As for “why” … Consolas and Menlo are just super smooth. Right weight / height / spacing / proportions. You can “just work” with them and it’s never wrong. At the moment I think JetBrains Mono is just this tiny bit better, even if only for the ligatures.

Honorable mentions go to Iosevka, which is a bit strange, but very narrow so you can fit a lot in the available screen width.

The rest is not bad, I just keep circling back to one of the mentioned alternatives within minutes usually. Personal style might differ.

  • Consolas – Windows proprietary.
  • Menlo – Mac proprietary.
  • Jetbrains Mono – brew cask: font-jetbrains-mono
  • Fira Code – brew cask: font-fira-code
  • Hack – brew cask: font-hack
  • Monoid – brew cask: font-monoid
  • Iosevka – brew cask: font-iosevka
  • Inconsolata – brew cask: font-inconsolata (broken?!)
  • Source Code Pro – brew cask: font-source-code-pro