JetBrains Mono: a typeface made for developers
JetBrains Mono is available as a standalone download, and is also bundled in all JetBrains IDEs. Discover more font features & design on its web page.
Default version of JetBrains Mono comes with OpenType features and ligatures (which can always be toggled on & off in the settings). If your IDE doesn’t support OpenType, use a special version of the font — JetBrains Mono NL, which doesn’t include any ligatures.
The most recent version of JetBrains Mono ships with your JetBrains IDE starting with v2019.3.
Select JetBrains Mono in the IDE settings: go to
Font, and then select JetBrains Mono from the Font dropdown.
Brew (macOS only)
Tap the font cask to make the Jetbrains Mono font available :
brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
Install it using the
brew install --cask font-jetbrains-mono
- Download font.
- Unzip the archive and install the font:
- Mac. Select all font files in the folder and double-click them. Click the Install Font button.
- Windows. Select all font files in the folder, right-click any of them, then pick Install from the menu.
Open a terminal and run the following:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JetBrains/JetBrainsMono/master/install_manual.sh)"
Once JetBrains Mono is installed in your OS, you are ready to configure the editor.
Visual Studio Code
- From the File menu (Code on Mac) go to
Preferences→ `Settings, or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+, (Cmd+, on Mac).
- In the Editor: Font Family input box type
JetBrains Mono, replacing any content.
- To enable ligatures, go to Editor: Font Ligatures, click Edit in settings.json, and copy this line
"editor.fontLigatures": trueinto json file.
More ways to install
There are 8 font styles available in JetBrains Mono, from Thin to ExtraBold, each coming with its own italic version.
While characters remain standard in width, the height of the lowercase is maximized. This approach keeps code lines to the length that developers expect, and it helps improve rendering in small size, since each symbol occupies more pixels.
Distinctiveness of symbols
Ligatures for Code
A ligature is a character consisting of two or more joined symbols. Traditionally, it was introduced as a space-saving technique in printed texts. In code, this technique is adopted to show operators and is used mainly for two purposes:
- To reduce noise by merging symbols and removing details so the eyes are processing less:
- To balance whitespace more efficiently by shifting the glyphs in certain cases:
Basic Character Set
You can find full JetBrains Mono character set on our wiki page.
Building from source files
The source files can be found in the "Source" folder. To open them you will need Glyphs app.
To build the
woff2 & variable
.ttf you will need:
- install gftools
pip install gftools(requires python 3.9.5 or higher on BigSur)
- Navigate to …JetBrainsMono/sources/ in Terminal app.
gftools builder config.yamlin Terminal and run it.
- After the script is complete the files can be found in Fonts folder.
JetBrains Mono typeface is available under the OFL-1.1 License and can be used free of charge, for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. You do not need to give credit to JetBrains, although we will appreciate it very much if you do.
The source code is available under Apache 2.0 License
IntelliJ Platform UX Team