JetBrains publishes an open source typography that was developed especially for developers

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JetBrains publishes an open source typography that was developed especially for developers
JetBrains publishes an open source typography that was developed especially for developers

When it comes to typography and writing code, JetBrains is neither the first nor the last to have decided to create the perfect font for developers. In fact, not long ago Microsoft created Cascadia Code, an open source font designed especially for programming, and they were by no means the first to have this idea.

Now that the subject can have a touch of subjectivity, there is no more than one option, and it is worth taking a look at here JetBrains Mono, a font created by the same people behind some of the software development tools known today as IntelliJ, or for creating the Kotlin programming language.

Easy to read and with easily distinguishable symbols

Because JetBrains works with developers who create things for other developers, it’s a good place to start by creating a source that makes programming easier. They explain in their typography offers higher lower case letters, while all letters remain “simple and free from unnecessary details”,

There is a dot inside the zeros (but not on the ‘O’), and distinctive marks have also been added to the lower case L (to distinguish it from the upper case ‘1’ and ‘I’). Even the shape of the comma has been made more angular to make it easier to distinguish from a point.

It is the new standard source in all JetBrains IDEs

The idea is that The simpler the shapes are, the faster the eye perceives them and the less effort the brain needs to process them, In addition, they created their typeface with the aim of making it easier to scan the text vertically, mainly thanks to the more rectangular outer edges of the oval shapes, so that the text looks more clearly separated.

JetBrains Mono will also be available from 2020 The default source in all JetBrains IDEs like DataGrip, IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, PhpStorm, RubyMine and more. If you use a different IDE, you can Download the ZIP file with the four available install formats on your operating system.

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