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JetBrains Mono

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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).

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

official JetBrains project


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 → Editor → Font, and then select JetBrains Mono from the Font dropdown.

Another IDE or an older version of a JetBrains IDE

  1. Download font.
  2. Unzip the archive and install the font
    • Mac. Select all font files in the folder and double-click them. Click the "Install Font" button.

    • Windows. Select all font files in the folder, right-click any of them, then pick "Install" from the menu.

    • Ubuntu. Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and run the following:

      cd <
      unzip "\*.zip" -d ${HOME}/.fonts
      sudo fc-cache -f -v
  3. Restart your IDE.
  4. Go to Preferences/Settings → Editor → Font…

Demo, characters table, comparisons with other fonts, and more: here.

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