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 github.com/tonsky/FiraCode
fonts.google.com/specimen/Fira

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:

Iosevka
typeof.net/Iosevka/

agave
github.com/agarick/agave

Hasklig
github.com/i-tu/Hasklig
(from parent Source Code Pro)

Mensch
robey.lag.net/2010/06/21/mensc
(from parent Menlo)

Victor Mono
rubjo.github.io/victor-mono/

found via programmingfonts.org/

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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