Monoid Is An Open Source Font That’s Perfect For Coders

Monoid Is An Open Source Font That’s Perfect For Coders
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When you’re writing code, picking the font you use is more about utility than beauty. Whether you’re an expert coder, or just starting out, this open source font is easy to read and easy to work with.

Monoid, designed by Andreas Larsen, is designed to be sleek and precise. Every single character in Monoid’s library has been designed by Larsen to be beyond easy to tell apart, so you don’t ever have to worry about confusing thetas, Os and 0s. The font is also mono-spaced (each character takes up the same width), so it makes it easy to skim your code and spot any errors that might be fudging things up.

The spacing between the characters is small, however, so you can fit as much as you need into a line of code. What makes Monoid even better is the fact that it’s alive. Since it’s an open source font, it can be adjusted and perfected over time by the very people that use it. You can check out Monoid at the link below.

Monoid Open Source Coding Font [Monoid via Fast Company]


  • “Perfect for coders”? Hmm…
    My code includes calls to text files. Line 5 [for instance] of eng.txt would have “Hello” while the french version fre.txt would have “Bonjour”.
    Which means any font I use for coding… [drumroll] needs to support Unicode.
    For the eventual Russian, Greek, Chinese, Thai and Korean characters.
    That’s before I get to fancy math symbols, or music notes.

    The Monoid web page claims >650 glyphs (latin, greek, cryllic) which is a fine start. It’s also customizable. I’d just be happier knowing where the holes are in coverage, before committing to this font.

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