JetBrains Mono – the free and open-source typeface for developers

pushedAt 1 month ago


official JetBrains project

JetBrains Mono

A typeface made for developers.
More about font features & design can be found on its page.

By default, JetBrains Mono includes ligatures. The version without ligatures is called JetBrains Mono NL and can be found here. This version is also stripped of all OpenType features, since they don't have any effect when your IDE doesn't support OpenType.

If your IDE supports OpenType we recommend installing the default version of the font. If you prefer not using ligatures you can turn them off manually in the settings.


In JetBrains IDEs

The most recent version of JetBrains Mono ships with your JetBrains IDE starting with v2019.3.

Select JetBrains Mono in the IDE settings: go to Preferences/SettingsEditorFont, and then select JetBrains Mono from the Font dropdown.

Another IDE or an older version of a JetBrains IDE

Through brew (MacOS only)

  1. Tap the font cask to make the Jetbrains Mono font available :

    brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
  2. Install it using the font-jetbrains-mono cask:

    brew install --cask font-jetbrains-mono

Through Chocolatey (Windows only)

  1. Install Chocolatey if you haven't done already. See this page for instructions on how to do that.

  2. In an elevated cmd console (Run as administrator...) :

    choco install jetbrainsmono

Or manually

On Mac/Windows:

  1. Download font.
  2. Unzip the archive and install the font:
    • Mac. Select all font files in the folder and double-click them. Click the "Install Font" button.
    • Windows. Select all font files in the folder, right-click any of them, then pick "Install" from the menu.

On Linux:

Open a terminal and run the following:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JetBrains/JetBrainsMono/master/install_manual.sh)"

Once JetBrains Mono is installed in your OS, you are ready to configure the editor.

JetBrains IDEs

  • Restart your IDE.
  • Go to Preferences/SettingsEditorFont, and pick JetBrains Mono from the Font dropdown.

Visual Studio Code

  • Go to the settings editor, from the File menu choose Preferences, Settings or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+, (Cmd+, on Mac).
  • In the "Font Family" input box type JetBrains Mono, replacing any content.
  • To enable ligatures turn on the checkbox in "Font ligatures".

Manually editing settings.json

Visual Studio Code allows you to also edit the underlying settings.json config file. First open the settings editor as described above, then click the "{}" icon, at the top right, to open the "settings.json" file.

Then paste the following lines and save the file.

"editor.fontFamily": "JetBrains Mono",
"editor.fontLigatures": true,

ChromeOS Terminal

In the terminal:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + P to open up settings.
  2. Scroll down to "Custom CSS (Inline Text)".
  3. Copy & paste the following:
    font-family: 'JetBrains Mono';
    src: url('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JetBrains/JetBrainsMono/master/fonts/webfonts/JetBrainsMono-Regular.woff2') format('woff2'),
         url('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JetBrains/JetBrainsMono/master/fonts/ttf/JetBrainsMono-Regular.ttf') format('truetype');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;

* {
    -webkit-font-feature-settings: "liga" on, "calt" on;
    -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
    text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
    font-family: 'JetBrains Mono';

Building from source files

The source files can be found in the "Source" folder. To open them you will need the Glyphs app.
To build the .ttf, .otf, woff2 & variable .ttf you will need to:

  • install gftools by typing pip install gftools in the Terminal (requires python 3.9.5 or higher on BigSur)
  • Navigate to …JetBrainsMono/sources/ in the Terminal app.
  • Type gftools builder config.yaml in the Terminal and run it.
  • After the script is complete the files can be found in Fonts folder.


JetBrains Mono typeface is available under the OFL-1.1 License and can be used free of charge, for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. You do not need to give credit to JetBrains, although we will appreciate it very much if you do.

The source code is available under Apache 2.0 License


Type designer
Philipp Nurullin

Team lead
Konstantin Bulenkov

Thanks to
Nikita Prokopov
Eugene Auduchinok
Tatiana Tulupenko
Dmitrij Batrak
IntelliJ Platform UX Team
Web Team

ucloud ads