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Visual Studio Code

The editor we recommend generally is Visual Studio Code (or just VS Code). Here are some tips to optimize working with this editor.

Use Fira Code or Iosevka

Using a font with ligature support will make your coding experience feel better.

  1. Choose a font: A popular option is Fira Code. @ceefour prefers the narrower, more space-efficient Iosevka.
  2. Download and install the font. In Ubuntu, copy the .otf or .ttf files into your ~/.fonts folder.
  3. In Visual Studio Code, press Ctrl+Shift+P and choose “Open Settings (JSON)”
  4. Add/edit this:
    "editor.fontFamily": "'Iosevka', 'Fira Code', 'monospace'",
    "editor.fontLigatures": true,
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