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Anyone looked at / using Jetbrains new font?

I mean it's... ok, I guess, but I'm still sticking with what I know (Droid Sans Mono being my particular weapon of choice.) I'm probably more likely to switch languages than I am fonts.

https://www.jetbrains.com/lp/mono/

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  • 6
    Firacode stole my heart.
  • 5
    I kinda like it.
  • 1
    Meh… coding-specific symbol ligatures (some other fonts have these), and a claim to increased readability (this one seems about as readable as Inconsolata, which is quite fine). Not sure what to think about this one.
  • 0
    @SomeNone There's a variant without ligatures (JetBrains Mono NL).
  • 0
    It could replace fira code on my systems.
  • 1
    Now I am even more sad about JetBrains not being part of our techstack. QQ
  • 1
    I've tried it, and just like with almost any alternative font I've tried, there've been some inconsistencies like misplaced and jagged bracket pairs and punctuation and stuff like that. I've been using Input Mono for a long time, more specifically the Narrow variant, size 14, weight about 300-400, and there's been nothing that fully replaces it for me (and I've tried most of the more popular and some of the less popular choices).
  • 2
    @Maer The font is not limited to JetBrains products - you're free to use it in any application you want.
  • 0
    @Maer You can just install the font. That's what I did!
  • 0
    I tried it out. Their description raves on and on how the font's optimized for this and that.

    It has some good ideas, I give it that. But its readability is terrible. Somehow, JetBrains overlooked that letters should actually be distinguishable from each other. Instead, everything is just blocky. Java code suddenly looks like this:
    ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄█▄▄▄▄█▄▄(█▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄, █▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄) { ... }

    I don't really understand JetBrains here... to my eyes, the other fonts preinstalled with their products are way better, hands down. 🤷‍♂️
  • 0
    I've been a huge fan of Hack font, but I'll give it a try I guess.
  • 0
    @kamen :surprised_pikachu:
  • 0
    @kamen

    Awesome, I read over that. Gonna try it out right now. :)
  • 1
    there's a discussion for a font? wtf it's a fucking font?!
  • 5
    @molaram You've been missing out. You're yet to realize how much of a readability difference a font can make.
  • 0
    @gronostaj I don't even know how to change fonts

    idgaf about fonts
  • 1
    Nahh, thanks, gonna stick to their old default one. In some parts this one looks as if child draw it..
  • 5
    @molaram That just means you're happy with the default font. Which is of course fine - stick with it.

    If your code editor switched to comic sans one day, I'm sure you'd care about fonts then...
  • 1
    It's alright. Hidpi needs work. Sticking with iosevka and hack for now.
  • 0
    @AlmondSauce don’t even know what that is bro
  • 0
    That @ is squished so hard it looks like a half is missing imho. No thanks. And that's the ugliest monospaced M I've seen in a while.

    The rest looks pretty nice though.
  • 0
    Fuck ligatures.
  • 0
    @AlgoRythm don't use them then.
  • 0
    @deadlyRants I don't, cus fuck em
  • 0
    @AlgoRythm There is a N(o)L(igatures) variant, too.
  • 4
    @molaram You don't know what Comic Sans is? I... I don't know how to describe my feelings right now.
  • 0
    Its a good font but every time i look at it i get flash backs from java. Im working with c# now so its awkward. Im gonna stick with fira code
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