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Cascadia Code

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.

Font Variants

  • 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
  • Cascadia (Code|Mono) NF: a version of Cascadia that has Nerd Font symbols

For the italic, there is a standard italic and a cursive variant accessible via ss01 (see below).

Font features

Coding Ligatures

Arrow Support

Stylistic Sets

Enabling stylistic sets will vary between applications. For example, in VS Code, you can enable stylistic sets (and other OpenType features) via settings.json:

"editor.fontLigatures": "'ss01', 'ss02', 'ss03', 'ss19', 'ss20'"

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.

Character Sets

Cascadia Code Cascadia Code Italic Symbols for Legacy Computing and other block elements


You can download the latest version of Cascadia Code from the releases page here:

Font formats:
  • 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.

👉 Note: If you have previously installed a version of Cascadia Code, please uninstall the previous version prior to installing a new version. Not doing so can result in improper rendering.

For more details and app-specific instructions, please check the wiki.

Get involved

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

Christopher Nguyen, Product Manager: @nguyen_dows

Dustin Howett, Software Engineer: @DHowett

Special thanks to:

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.


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