May 26, 2018
Monospaced font with programming ligatures derived from Fira
Fira Code is a version of Mozilla’s Fira Mono font with additional ligatures.
It is an extension of the Fira Mono font containing a set of ligatures for common programming multi-character combinations in languages like erlang, elixir, haskell, ocaml, clojure, scala etc where these symbols crop up frequently. This is just a font rendering feature underlying code remains ASCII-compatible. This helps to read and understand code faster. For some frequent sequences like .. or //, ligatures allow us to correct spacing.