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Best Font for Visual Studio

by Abhith Rajan FollowJanuary 15, 2018 · 2 min read · Last Updated:
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Unlike the default user, most programmers do care about the font they are using, so do I.

Mostly Used Fonts

Fira Code

Monospaced font with programming ligatures.

GitHub: tonsky/FiraCode

All the instructions to install the font and configuring it in the IDE's including Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code is documented in the wiki.

Fantasque Sans Mono

Fantasque Sans Mono is my choice for the past two years. You need to try it to see how good it is.

A programming font, designed with functionality in mind, and with some wibbly-wobbly handwriting-like fuzziness that makes it unassumingly cool.

It is also opensource and you can find it on GitHub here. (3k+ stars).

A font family with a great monospaced variant for programmers.

How to install new font (windows)

  • Download the font from here
  • In the ttf folder, double-click each font file, click “Install font”; to install all at once, select all files, right-click, and choose “Install”.
  • Open Visual Studio settings. Tools > Options > Environment > Fonts and Colors > Choose Fantasque Sans Mono from the font list > OK.

Update 1

My favorite is now Fira Code

If you have a better suggestion, let me know in the comments.

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