About Cascadia Code
Cascadia is a fun new coding font that comes bundled with Windows Terminal, and is now the default font in Visual Studio as well.
Cascadia Code: standard version of Cascadia
Cascadia Mono: a version of Cascadia that doesn't have ligatures
Cascadia (Code|Mono) PL: a version of Cascadia that has embedded Powerline symbols
For the italic, there is a standard
italic and a
cursive variant accessible via
ss01 (see below).
Enabling stylistic sets will vary between applications. For example, in VS Code, you can enable stylistic sets (and other OpenType features) via
"editor.fontLigatures": "'ss01', 'ss02', 'ss03', 'ss04', 'ss05', 'ss06', 'zero', 'onum'"
To enable the Cursive form of the italic, here's the code you should use:
"editor.fontLigatures": "'calt', 'ss01'",
If you're using an environment that does not support the
ss01 OT feature, one option to consider is opentype-feature-freezer.
You can download the latest version of Cascadia Code from the releases page here: https://github.com/microsoft/cascadia-code/releases
ttf variable: we recommend this version for all users, and particularly those on Windows or any other OS that employs TrueType hinting. It offers the greatest diversity of weight options (anything from 200-700).
ttf static: in the rare situation where the above variable font version is not supported, or a singular weight is preferred to the entire range, static formats are supplied. However, please note they do not have the same degree of hinting quality as the variable font versions.
otf static: for users who prefer OTF format fonts, otf static instances are provided. At this time we do not have a variable font OTF version.
WOFF2: These versions are provided for the purposes of web use, and are available both as variable fonts, and static instances.
Once unzipped, right-click the font file and click
Install for all users. This will install the font onto your machine.
For more details and app-specific instructions, please check the wiki.
Instructions on how to modify and submit an update to the Cascadia Code source is available in the wiki.
Communicating with the Team
The easiest way to communicate with the team is via GitHub Issues. Please file new issues, feature requests and suggestions, but DO search for similar open/closed pre-existing issues before you do.
Please help us keep this repository clean, inclusive, and fun! We will not tolerate any abusive, rude, disrespectful or inappropriate behavior. Read our Code of Conduct for more details.
If you would like to ask a question that you feel doesn't warrant an issue (yet), please reach out to us via Twitter:
Aaron Bell, Font Designer: @aaronbell
Kayla Cinnamon, Program Manager: @cinnamon_msft
Rich Turner, Program Manager: @richturn_ms
Special thanks to:
- Fira Code – OpenType code for the coding ligatures – github
- Nerd Fonts – Centralizing app iconography – github
- Viktoriya Grabowska – Designer of Cyrillic Italic and Consultant – @vika_grabowska
- Mohamad Dakak - Arabic designer - @mohamaddakak
- Liron Lavi Turkenich - Hebrew designer - @LironLaviTur
- Gerry Leonidas – Greek Consultant – @gerryleonidas
- Donny Trương – Vietnamese Consultant – Vietnamese Typography