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Best Font for Visual Studio

by Edson FrainlarJanuary 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,

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.

Previously Used

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 (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.

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

Additional Resources

Edson Frainlar

Written by Edson Frainlar
Mission-driven Full stack Developer with a passion for thoughtful UI Design, DevOps, Colloboration and teaching. Curious to explore Quantum Information and Computing. Amateur blogger on Technology and Socio-cultural Regions of India.
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