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Best Font for Visual Studio

Looking for the best font for programming? Checkout the top three here.

Abhith RajanJanuary 15, 2018 · 2 min read · Last Updated:

Unlike the default user, most programmers do care about the font they are using, so do I.

Currently Using

JetBrains Mono

Try JetBrains Mono in your IDE. Its simple forms and attention to every detail make coding a nice experience for developers’ eyes, no matter which IDE you choose. Checkout the official website. The website itself is MARVELLOUS.

👉 JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers

VS Code Settings

1"editor.fontFamily": "JetBrains Mono, Fira Code",
2"editor.fontSize": 13,
3"editor.fontLigatures": true,
4"editor.letterSpacing": 1.2,

Previously Used

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.

👉 GitHub: belluzj/fantasque-sans

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.

Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below 👇

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Written by Abhith Rajan
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