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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.

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

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@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:

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@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?

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@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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