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 Supports retina displays
Fira Coda supports high pixel density retina displays.
Pro Good editor support
A list of supported editors and terminals can be found here.
Pro Characters look really nice
Some characters that look odd in other monospace fonts look very nice in Fira Code: @, a, 1, lower-case-L, Q, j, *
Pro Frequent updates
The repository is frequently updated.
Pro Has a slashed zero
New style since February 2018.
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.
Con Too wide. Too large line height.
Con Ligatures like == and === are harder to tell apart than they should be
Con Noisy serif-like style harming the text clarity.
Con The '@' Symbol is asymmetric
It's a style, but it would be nice if it would wrap and not just cover the top.
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 Ligatures lump some characters together and make them hard to read
Con No true italic
Italic is just a slanted original. Looks ugly and is difficult on the eyes.
Con Ligatures break correlation between symbols on screen and the number of characters
This makes it easier to lose the grasp how long lines actually are.
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.