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JetBrains Mono

defman profile image Sergey Kislyakov πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ・1 min read

For those who've missed: JetBrains released a new font. It's called "JetBrains Mono" and it's open-source as well. It supports ligatures, 143 languages (wide range of Unicode characters) and it looks good (imo).

It's going to be the default font in IDEA 2020.1 (and its "forks": AppCode, PyCharm, etc).

GitHub logo JetBrains / JetBrainsMono

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

official JetBrains project

JetBrains Mono

A typeface made for developers.
More about font features & design can be found on its page.


In JetBrains IDEs

The most recent version of JetBrains Mono ships with your JetBrains IDE starting with v2019.3.

Select JetBrains Mono in the IDE settings: go to Preferences/Settings β†’ Editor β†’ Font, and then select JetBrains Mono from the Font dropdown.

Another IDE or an older version of a JetBrains IDE

Through brew (MacOS only)

  1. Tap the font cask to make the Jetbrains Mono font available :

    brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
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  2. Install it using the font-jetbrains-mono cask:

    brew cask install font-jetbrains-mono
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Through Chocolatey (Windows only)

  1. Install Chocolatey if you haven't done already. See this page for instructions on how to do that.

  2. In an elevated cmd console (Run as administrator...) :

    choco install jetbrainsmono
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Or manually

On Mac/Windows:

  1. Download font.
  2. Unzip the archive and install the font
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Demo, characters table, comparisons with other fonts, and more: here.


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