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At last, a new font for programmers
Friday 20, September 2019   |   Post link

A lot of us don't care. A lot of us care maybe a bit too much but coming across a nice new monospaced font does make writing code more fun. I think I have been using Consolas since far longer than I care to remember. Consolas was released in 2007 and I haven't seen any other interesting fonts for programmers released by Microsoft since.

Recently I came across FiraCode and OfficeCode Pro both of which look beautiful. Fira supports ligatures which is great. Microsoft released Cascadia Code, a monospaced font supporting ligatures on the 18th of Sep - let's see how they stack up.

Here's how Fira and Cascadia compare with each other:

FiraCode

Fira Code

FiraCode

Cascadia Code

Download Fire Code from GitHub
Download Cascadia Code from GitHub


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