monospace font recommendation 

Fira Code makes a big deal of their programming ligatures, but I like it because it’s sans and readable and light but cute

look at that open-tail kitty ‹g› :)

sadly, for multilingual users, it has only the most common European precomposed chars (no ‹ẽ› or ‹ǎ› for ex.). curiously, combining sequences look fine for most of them.


monospace font recommendation 

for the record, some new "coding ligatures" fonts that have decent international support:



(from parent Source Code Pro)

(from parent Menlo)

Victor Mono

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I like the _idea_ of Victor Mono but I think Iosevka looks better…none of them are as cute as Fira :(

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my decision re: monospace font recommendation 

iosevka is programatically flexible and comes in a number of styles mimicking other fonts, including Fira (style SS05).

I find that Iosevka SS05 at a large point size for my old eyes (16) is a great balance between attractiveness and being able to use IPA/pīnyīn/Viet/etc. =)

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@elilla oh interesting, I need to check them out when I'm on my computer. I'm using Fira Code now (patched for PowerLine) but I'll definitely try them

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@renatoram only problem with Fira Code is it lacked some pretty basic, everyday use characters like ẽ, ǚ, ɚ, ǫ, etc.

iosevka in Fira mode gives me the same general feel (including kitty 'g') while permitting the writing of words in human languages 😌 also the italics are simply better.

(now what I really would like would be a crossover between Iosevka Curly and Iosevka SS05 'Fira' for maximum cuteness, but a girl can't have everything.)

monospace font recommendation 

@elilla hmm I never use those diacritics but I'm happy to know a comprehensive (and pretty) font exists for those who need them!

Also, better italics? Considering I just finished wrangling tmux to actually show them, I appreciate! 😊

monospace font Iosevka customizability 

I waaay underestimated this font, it's quite easy to choose a specific character variant with one of the general styles :D

turns out I really do like Fira style more than Curly tho

monospace font Iosevka customizability 

@elilla I like that Iosevka has quasi-proportional sans/serif companions as well. I want all my UI fonts to be consistent, and there's not many [free] superfamilies like that. I know of Input, IBM Plex, and Iosevka.

monospace font recommendation 

@elilla Also the recently-released “Recursive” font:

monospace font recommendation 

@skalyan this looks cool, and has the same kind of programmability as iosevka (I like this new trend!) but I think I'll side with iosevka as being cuter (check out these samples of mine in Fira mode:

monospace font recommendation 

@elilla I’m with you! Also because Iosevka has the right metrics for mixing with CJK text.

By the way, did you know that Iosevka has proportional variants as well?

monospace font recommendation 

@skalyan yeah I'm intrigued about these "semi proportional" fonts, they have the feeling of mono but go easier on the eyes. I don't know what to do with them tho. I tried using them for file formats where I don't care so much about column alignment (Latex, Markdown) and quickly found out I still care about column alignment for these too...

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@elilla I would use them in a distraction-free writing mode.

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@elilla Wait, you use Emacs too? I’m not sure I knew this.

I haven’t used plain Emacs for a long time, though (I used Spacemacs for a while, but have recently started converting to Doom Emacs.)

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