Switch fonts

Switching up fonts can bring some life and energy back into your editor. You aren't locked into the default font.

Here are some fonts that I recommend, both paid and free.

Free

Paid

FiraCode

Dank Mono

Hasklig

Operator Mono

Monoid

Pragmata Pro

After installing the font, enable it User Settings.

  • Press Cmd/Ctrl + , to open the Settings Editor

  • Search for "Font"

  • Specify the name of the new font

Font Ligatures

Some fonts support "font ligatures". These are symbols that represent compound symbols that we use in programming. If the font you are using supports them, you can turn them on by ticking the "Editor: Font Ligatures" box.

To see the ligatures in action, create a new file called index.js. Input the following symbols to see how font ligatures represent these common programming compound symbols as one character.

==
===
>=
<=
=>
!=
!==