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FiraCode

by tonsky

tonsky /FiraCode

Free monospaced font with programming ligatures

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Fira Code: free monospaced font with programming ligatures

Problem

Programmers use a lot of symbols, often encoded with several characters. For the human brain, sequences like

->
,
<=
or
:=
are single logical tokens, even if they take two or three characters on the screen. Your eye spends a non-zero amount of energy to scan, parse and join multiple characters into a single logical one. Ideally, all programming languages should be designed with full-fledged Unicode symbols for operators, but that’s not the case yet.

Solution

Fira Code is a free monospaced font containing ligatures for common programming multi-character combinations. This is just a font rendering feature: underlying code remains ASCII-compatible. This helps to read and understand code faster. For some frequent sequences like

..
or
//
, ligatures allow us to correct spacing.

Download & Install

Then:

Support

Fira Code is a personal, free-time project with no funding and a huge feature request backlog. If you love it, consider supporting its development via GitHub Sponsors or Patreon. Any help counts!

What’s in the box?

Left: ligatures as rendered in Fira Code. Right: same character sequences without ligatures.

Fira Code comes with a huge variety of arrows. Even better: you can make them as long as you like and combine start/middle/end fragments however you want!

Fira Code is not only about ligatures. Some fine-tuning is done for punctuation and frequent letter pairs.

Fira Code comes with a few different character variants, so that everyone can choose what’s best for them. How to enable

Being a programming font, Fira Code has fantastic support for ASCII/box drawing, powerline and other forms of console UIs.

Unicode coverage makes Fira Code a great choice for mathematical writing.

How does it look?

Editor compatibility list

| Works | Doesn’t work | |-------|----------------| | Abricotine | Arduino IDE | | Android Studio (2.3+, instructions) | Adobe Dreamweaver | | Anjuta (unless at the EOF) | Delphi IDE | | AppCode (2016.2+, instructions) | Standalone Emacs (workaround) | | Atom 1.1 or newer (instructions) | Geany (Windows) | | BBEdit/TextWrangler (v. 11 only, instructions) | Godot (issue) | | Brackets (with this plugin) | gVim (Windows workaround) | | Chocolat | IDLE | | CLion (2016.2+, instructions) | KDevelop 4 | | Cloud9 (instructions) | MATLAB | | Coda 2 | Monkey Studio IDE | | CodeLite | UltraEdit | | Eclipse | | elementary Code | | Geany (macOS) | | gEdit / Pluma | | GNOME Builder | | GoormIDE (instructions) | | IntelliJ IDEA (2016.2+, instructions) | | Kate, KWrite | | KDevelop 5+ | | Komodo | | Leafpad | | LibreOffice | | LightTable (instructions) | | LINQPad | | MacVim 7.4 or newer (instructions) | | Mancy | | Meld | | Mousepad | | NeoVim-gtk | | NetBeans | | Notepad (Windows) | | Notepad++ (with a workaround) | | Notepad3 (instructions)| | PhpStorm (2016.2+, instructions) | | PyCharm (2016.2+, instructions) | | QtCreator | | Rider | | RStudio (instructions) | | RubyMine (2016.2+, instructions) | | Scratch | | Scribus (1.5.3+) | | SublimeText (3146+) | | Spyder IDE (only with Qt5) | | SuperCollider 3 | | TextAdept (Linux, macOS) | | TextEdit | | TextMate 2 | | VimR (instructions) | | Visual Studio (2015+, instructions) | | Visual Studio Code (instructions) | | WebStorm (2016.2+, instructions) | | Xamarin Studio/Monodevelop | | Xcode (8.0+, otherwise with plugin) | | Xi | | Probably work: Smultron, Vico | Under question: Code::Blocks IDE |

Terminal compatibility list

| Works | Doesn’t work | |--------------------|--------------------| | Butterfly | Alacritty | | crosh (ChromeOS, instructions) | Windows Console (conhost.exe) | | Hyper.app | Cmder | | iTerm 2 (3.1+) | ConEmu | | Kitty | GNOME Terminal | | Konsole | mate-terminal | | mintty (partial support 2.8.3+)| PuTTY | | QTerminal | rxvt | | Terminal.app | xterm | | Termux | ZOC (Windows) | | Token2Shell/MD | gtkterm, guake, LXTerminal, sakura, Terminator, xfce4-terminal, and other libvte-based terminals (bug report) | | upterm | | Windows Terminal | | ZOC (macOS) | | st (patch) |

Browser support

/* CSS */
@import url(https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/tonsky/[email protected]/distr/fira_code.css);
/* Specify in CSS */
code { font-family: 'Fira Code', monospace; }

@supports (font-variation-settings: normal) { code { font-family: 'Fira Code VF', monospace; } }

  • IE 10+, Edge Legacy: enable with
    font-feature-settings: "calt";
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Opera)
  • ACE
  • CodeMirror (enable with
    font-variant-ligatures: contextual;
    )

Projects using Fira Code

Alternatives

Free monospaced fonts with ligatures:

Paid monospaced fonts with ligatures:

Building Fira Code locally

In case you want to alter FiraCode.glyphs and build OTF/TTF/WOFF files yourself, this is the setup I use on macOS:

# install all required build tools
./script/bootstrap

build the font files

./script/build

install OTFs to ~/Library/Fonts

./script/install

Credits

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