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The Best Free Fonts for Coding & Programming

With this post I just wanted to highlight some of the best free monospaced fonts that have been optimized for programming and to also offer some basic pointers for selecting a particular font. So what should you be looking for in a good monospaced programming font? For starters it has to be clear and highly readable, proportionally-spaced, and for obvious reasons, needs to come packaged with an extended characterset with distinguishable glyphs. And perhaps more importantly than legibilty, the ‘1’, ‘i’ & ‘l’ and ‘o’, ‘0’ & ‘O’ have to be clearly identifiable as different characters. It is using this base criteria that I selected the free fonts below.

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