How to Install and Use Fira Code Font - VSCode on Ubuntu

Fira Code is a monospaced font with programming ligatures that helps to read and understand the code faster. Its installation in Ubuntu is pretty simple.

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But what are font ligatures? Developers use a lot of sequencial symbols in programming, for example: => , <= and !==. The font ligatures will basically transform visuallly this multiple characteres into just one, they will have a different look, maybe more beautiful than the normal look of the separated symbols.

If you prefer a video tutorial, I created that on Youtube:


Installing the Font

In the most recent Ubuntu versions the Fira Code font is included in the official repository, you can just install using the command below:

sudo apt install fonts-firacode

Follow the Next 4 Steps To Set Fira Code on VSCode

  1. Open the command pallet with the shortcut “ctrl + shift + p”.
  2. Search for “Preferences: Open Settings (JSON)” and open it.
  3. Add the following properties in the JSON file:
"editor.fontFamily": "'Fira Code'",
"editor.fontLigatures": true

Now you can restart your VSCode, and it will be using the Fira Code font.