JetBrains Mono – a new typeface made for developers

JetBrains Mono – a new typeface made for developers

JetBrains just launched a new typeface, JetBrains Mono, that is made specifically for developers:

For the most part of our day we, as developers, look at the code. And it is no wonder that we are always on the lookout for the best font to make looking at the text on the screen easier on our eyes. However, the logic in many popular fonts does not always take into account the difference between reading through code and reading a book. Our eyes move along code in a very different way, often having to move vertically as often as they do horizontally, which is opposed to reading a book where they slide along the text always in the same direction.

Therefore, while working on JetBrains Mono we focused, among other things, on the issues that can cause eye fatigue during long sessions of working with code. We have considered things like the size and shape of letters; the amount of space between them, a balance naturally engineered in monospace fonts; unnecessary details and unclear distinctions between symbols, such as I’s and l’s for example; and programming ligatures when developing our font.

Starting with version 2019.3, JetBrains Mono will be shipping with the IDE, and of course, you can download it and use it any editor that you prefer.

Filed in: News / font / PhpStorm
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