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official JetBrains project

JetBrains Mono: a typeface made for developers

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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.


JetBrains IDEs

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 Preferences/SettingsEditorFont, and then select JetBrains Mono from the Font dropdown.

Brew (macOS only)

  1. Tap the font cask to make the Jetbrains Mono font available:

    brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
  2. Install it using the font-jetbrains-mono cask:

    brew install --cask font-jetbrains-mono

Manual installation

On Mac/Windows:

  1. Download font.
  2. 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.

Note If you have previously installed JetBrains Mono, please uninstall all previous versions to exclude conflicts and errors in rendering.

On Linux:

Open a terminal and run the following:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Once JetBrains Mono is installed in your OS, you are ready to configure the editor.

Visual Studio Code

  1. From the File menu (Code on Mac) go to PreferencesSettings, or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+, (Cmd+, on Mac).
  2. In the Editor: Font Family input box type JetBrains Mono, replacing any content.
  3. To enable ligatures, go to Editor: Font Ligatures, click Edit in settings.json, and copy this line "editor.fontLigatures": true into json file.

More ways to install

Font Styles

There are 8 font styles available in JetBrains Mono, from Thin to ExtraBold, each coming with its own italic version.

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Font Features

Increased x-height

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.

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Distinctiveness of symbols

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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:

  1. To reduce noise by merging symbols and removing details so the eyes are processing less:

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  1. To balance whitespace more efficiently by shifting the glyphs in certain cases:

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Note if your IDE doesn’t support OpenType features and ligatures, use JetBrains Mono NL instead.

OpenType features

Starting from v2.304, JetBrains Mono has added support for alternate characters. Stylistic Sets ss01-20 usually change a group of characters. Character Variant cv01-99 usually changes only one character. Here are the instructions for enabling these features.

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Basic Character Set

Alt text You can find full JetBrains Mono character set on our wiki page.

Building from source files

Note To build from source, you'd need Python 3.9.5 or higher (install instructions for Python available here).

The source files can be found in the "Source" folder. To open them you will need Glyphs app.
To build the .ttf, .otf, woff2 & variable .ttf you will need to:

  • Install gftools pip install gftools
  • Install fonttools[woff] pip install fonttools[woff]
  • Navigate to JetBrainsMono folder in Terminal app.
  • Type gftools builder sources/config.yaml in Terminal and run it.
  • Type python scripts/ in Terminal and run it to generate variable woff2 files.
  • After the scripts are 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


Type designer
Philipp Nurullin

Team lead
Konstantin Bulenkov

Thanks to
Nikita Prokopov
Eugene Auduchinok
Tatiana Tulupenko
Dmitrij Batrak
IntelliJ Platform UX Team
Web Team