I am looking for a font that provides coding ligatures, especially arrows, but which has a rather narrow appearance. Hence, could be a proportional font rather than a monospaced font.

  1. Font should be free to use for private purposes
  2. Coding ligatures should be similiar to Fira Code
  3. Sans serifs is preferred

Any ideas?

  • YOu could take a existing free font and add them.
    – joojaa
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 7:24
  • There's a narrow font here called M+1M. I have no idea if it has font ligatures. The licence in the readme says you can use it for anything.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 11:55
  • @BillyKerr No ligatures with this font at all
    – Bunjip
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 12:58
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    @Bunjip nearly nobody is. But here you are not designing a font just a few characters. You can easily do it since this is a special case that has no convolutions at all. No special considerations to make. I dont think you have any other options. This is kindof a unique feature of Fira Code
    – joojaa
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 13:32
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    @ZachSaucier, Fira Code's readme explains it pretty well. Makings symbols out of common ascii character combinations. Not that I get it myself. If I started coding now, I might be into it, but it would be hard to get used to it now. Narrow version though, now that's weird.
    – Joonas
    Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 6:50

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"Narrow font with coding ligatures" sounds like the design brief for Iosevka.

  • Excellent suggestion, but the page you link to shows me an error only. The official page is on Github.
    – Jongware
    Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 10:23

Just wanted to add this to the list: https://www.jetbrains.com/lp/mono/

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