Mononoki is a free easy-to-read font for programmers

Mononoki is a free easy-to-read font for programmers

If you’ve been looking for a way to make your favorite IDE or text editor easier to work with, you might want to start with the font you use for coding.

Mononoki is a beautiful new monospace font by designer Matthias Tellen. It’s available for free in four weights (regular, italic, bold and bold italic) and was created with a view make it easier to review code.

To that end, it’s highly legible thanks to its easily distinguishable characters. It also works well on both high- and low-resolution displays in just about any (sensible) color scheme.

It’s also a hell of a lot cheaper than this $200 alternative from Hoefler & Co. You can grab the free font in TrueType and WOFF formats from Tellen’s GitHub repository.


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