Using JetBrains Mono in VS Code

Download and install the JetBrains Mono font on Visual Studio Code on Mac

May 27, 2022

JetBrains Mono is a relatively newer font optimized for code. To use it with VS Code, download it from JetBrains' website. To install it on Mac, open the downloaded the folder and double click the both files in fonts > variable. This should open font book and install the fonts. Once complete, the fonts can be used in any application like Pages or Word.

To use the font in VS Code, add the following to settings.json:

"editor.fontFamily": "'JetBrains Mono', Menlo, Monaco, 'Courier New', monospace",
"editor.fontLigatures": true,

Ligatures

Font ligatures combine two or more characters, and JetBrains Mono has quite a few:

Regular fontJetBrains Mono
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See a list of all the font's features.