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Nick Raphael
Nick Raphael

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Fixing VSCode terminal font

I just noticed that my vscode terminal window was having font issues. Especially obvious when it shows the git branch. Those little squares don't look right...

Take a look...
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It's super easy to fix though. Download a powerline font (I like 'Cascadia Code PL') and install it on your machine.

Now all you need to do is add the following line to your vscode settings.json...

"terminal.integrated.fontFamily": "Cascadia Code PL"
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And hey presto...
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If vscode gives you any errors like 'terminal only supports monospace fonts' then you can try 'MesloLGM Nerd Font'.


Top comments (5)

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Luccas Quadros

For me "NotoSansMono Nerd Font" worked fine

gersondeveloper profile image

Worked like a charm. Thanks a lot.

varlopecar profile image

Thx !!

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Mathews Joy

Thanks for this! so simple but searching for it for a while, I can reccomend DroidSansMono to anyone trying to find a compatable font! (Nerd Font)

dungraymond profile image

This is outdated, Cascadia Code PL still has some broken character and vs code terminal doesn't support Meslo.

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