In a previous post I described how to set up the Ligatures font “Fira Code” in Visual Studio 2017. As I startet coding these days in Visual Studio for Mac (Version 7) I like to have Ligatures fonts in this IDE too. So I started a journey to set up “Fira Code” on my MacBook Pro with macOS HighSierra installed.
I had no clue how to install new fonts on a Mac. So I tried to download the TTF fonts and drop them in the folder /Library/Fonts without success. On the Fira Code Github site they write about click “Install Font“. This didn’t work too. Then I tried adding them via the app “Font Book” (part of macOS). Didn’t work.
Finally I used the method by installing it using the two “brew” command as described here as I have brew already installed on my Mac anyway. This finally worked!
The rest then was easy as Visual Studio for Mac supports Ligatures fonts out of the box:
- Open Visual Studio for Mac
- Open Preferences > Fonts
- Choose Fira Core Retina as the editor font.