Microsoft has announced a new version of their Cascadia Code which is designed with developers in mind. Cascadia Code was first announced by Microsoft at Build back in May and is finally shipping to the Windows users. Microsoft noted that the new font is designed for command-line applications including Windows Terminal.
In a post published by Microsoft, the company talked more about the font and the integration with apps like Visual Studio. Microsoft has also made the font open-source and it’s available on GitHub for users to try right now. Even better, Microsoft is allowing developers to contribute to the font on GitHub.
Cascadia Code was developed hand-in-hand with the new Windows Terminal application. This font is most recommended to be used with terminal applications and text editors such as Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.
Cascadia Code supports programming ligatures! Programming ligatures are most useful when writing code, as they create new glyphs by combining characters. This helps make code more readable and user-friendly for some people.
– Kayla Cinnamon, Program Manager, Windows Terminal, Console, & Command-Line, Microsoft
If you don’t want to go through the process of downloading the repository and installing the font, Microsoft has also shared the TTF file which can be downloaded and installed easily. For the developers, you can head to GitHub to check out the repository and contribute to the project.