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Fragment Mono

Fragment Mono is a monospaced coding version of Helvetica created by modifying and extending Nimbus Sans by URW Design Studio.

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Fragment Mono was designed with direction by Studio Lin and comissioned by Fragment.

Download a specimen here.

  • Coding ligatures has been added based on JetBrains Mono and Fira Code.
  • Character set has been extended to include up to GF Latin Plus.
  • Small caps have been added.
  • Cap height has been reduced to 96% for slightly better line-fitting.
  • Drawing quality has been cleaned up and improved.
  • Spacing has been matched to SF Mono.

Coding Ligatures

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Fonts are built automatically by GitHub Actions - take a look in the "Actions" tab for the latest build.

If you want to build fonts manually on your own computer:

  • make build will produce font files.
  • make test will run FontBakery's quality assurance tests.
  • make proof will generate HTML proof files.

The proof files and QA tests are also available automatically via GitHub Actions - look at


30 September 2022. Version 1.00

  • Modified Nimbus Sans into monospaced.
  • Corrected and improved drawings.
  • Updated character set to GF Latin Plus.
  • Added small caps.
  • Added coding ligatures based on JetBrains Mono and Fira Code.
  • Added some icons.
  • Added more currency glyphs.


This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at

Repository Layout

This font repository structure is inspired by Unified Font Repository v0.3, modified for the Google Fonts workflow.