JetBrains Mono - font for developers by developers

Tomek PoniatowiczTomek Poniatowicz

JetBrains is a company well-know for all developers. They have an impressive portfolio of dev tools among which the most popular ones are definitely IntelliJ (Java IDE) & Kotlin programming language.

JetBrains doesn't slow down in 2020 and they have just published their new product which is ... a font! But not any font, its a font created by developers for developers and I must say ... IT'S AWESOME!

Source: jetbrains.com

Increased readability

Why this font is so special? It's simple.

JetBrains Mono’s typeface forms are free from unnecessary details which makes them easier to process for our brains. A number of specific typographic procedures have been performed to increase the readability such as:

  • increasing the height of lowercase letters,
  • easier distinguishing similar characters ( e.g. 1, l, I or semicolon with a colon).

Besides a couple of readability improvements the font also provides:

  • 138 code-specific ligatures
  • support 143 language
  • is available in 4 weights with matching italics
  • is FREE & OPEN SOURCE!

Take a look!

If you love the concept of JetBrains Mono I have great news! It's available under the Apache 2.0 license and can be downloaded from the JetBrains website.

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