Since the previous posts were about customizing the shell for shell I thought I’d update an older post and look at some monospaced fonts suitable for Terminal and text editors to get a change from Menlo.
- Source Code Pro: (SIL Open Font License, download) This is still my favorite monospaced font. I like this font so much I used it as an example in my book ‘Packaging for Apple Administrators’. There are also matching Source Sans Pro and Source Serif Pro fonts.
- Courier Prime: Designed for screen plays, but also useful for Terminal. Also comes in Prime and Code versions.
- Hack is, according to their website, designed specifically for code.
- Inconsolata is another popular monospaced font. It is now available as part of Google Fonts
- PragmataPro is not free, but has many happy users.
Not so serious, but fun…
C64 TrueType is a fun addition at the end. As the name implies this font recreates the 8-pixel characters from the C64. Together with some extra settings in Terminal and your bash_profile you can take your terminal back to the 80s.
If you have been following along my lose series on Terminal in macOS, this serves as a nice example of some more exotic Terminal customization.