A font derived from Fira Mono with added ligatures.
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Pro Has ligatures
This is particularly beneficial for those who wish to use combined letters such as "æ" and other diphthongs. But when it comes to programming, the ability to scan through your code is improved with ligatures for equality, arrow functions, and more.
Pro Good editor support
Pro Supports retina displays
Fira Coda supports high pixel density retina displays.
Pro Installs easily on Mac
Many ligature fonts on Github aren't "mac ready". This font comes pre-compiled and ready to install on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Pro Frequent updates
The repository is frequently updated.
Con Ligatures are nice-looking but harm clarity
Even though the font combines characters into ligatures, you still need to type the normal characters, and the ligatures make that difficult in many cases.
Con Dotted zero is less readable than slashed zero
FiraCode uses dotted zero instead of slashed zero which is less readable.
Con Needs support for ligatures
It can't work in plain terminal, must have built in support for ligatures in editor
Con No Sublime Text support
Not the font's fault but even the latest Sublime Text builds (e.g. 3126) don't support ligatures.