Dank Mono is the coding font you want. Designed for aesthetes with code and Retina displays in mind. Delightful ligatures and an italic variant.
My code has never looked more spiffing.
I was initially concerned that ligatures would be confusing, but nothing could be further from the case: if anything I'm concerned about not having the visual affordance now!
I love it.Pros:
1) Dankness 2) The "f" character 3) The ligatures rockCons:
You use it to write code. Boo.
Phil gave me a beta preview before the release, I didn't set it as the default font for a couple day. I was terrified to try a new font, I thought I cannot get used to it soon. (You probably think the same)
But hell I WAS WRONG! 😍
I got used to this font in 1 day! I can't go back to "Operator Mono" (I was using it), or Menlo now.
The fact that Phil is actively releasing updates and listening to users, is very promising. That is #1 reason I tried it at first.Pros:
Lovable 😍 - Perfect glyph details - Highly optimized for high resolution display - Frequent updates and fixes +1Cons:
Nothing! If any, I've seen he is all ears to listen and fix them ASAP!
40$ is definitely too pricey when the free, high quality "Fira Code" exists https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode
I'm using Fira Code for several years, and only those not aware of free alternatives would risk buying this font. I wouldn't buy this without testing it first on my code. Too bad the 40$ tag is preventing me from doing that...
Other programming fonts (free and paid) https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCo...Pros:
Helps raising awareness on the importance of a good font.Cons:
Price. Free, quality competition exists.
It looks really good if you're a fan of certain things about your fonts. Also italic version is something some people will definitely enjoy.
But nothing beats Menlo in my book 🤷🏻♂️Pros:
Nice aesthetics if you're a fan of Fira, italic versionCons:
Costs more than "Borda" design font.
While I understand that it's okay to get paid for your hard work, with all the opensource alternatives I find it too bad to ask for money when it's clearly not made for businesses. Welp, good work anyway.Pros:
It's a monospace font that looks goodCons:
It's not free
we as developers look at the screen all the time so colors and fonts are important thing to us so, i dedicate time to customize my editor to look comfort to me, but i will not spend 40$ to get just a font and there's an alternative open-source and free. it just doesn't make sense.Pros:
it actually looks coolCons:
why i would pay 40$ to get it.
Contrary to other views, I'm happy to support this project and £40 really isn't much in that regard — not everything has to be open-source/free. Thanks for creating this Phil.Pros:
None really, license is flexible and purchase was easy.