Using M+ Fonts

Developers: Just a quick note on how to setup the M+ fonts in your code editor. If you’re not familiar with M+, here’s a good article that covers some of the reasons I love it so much.

(I prefer the “MN” variant, which is “aimed at a new distinctive design for a terminal font specialized to programming,” and the examples below are for configuring it specifically.)

 Emacs

Emacs is my main code editor.

I’m not sure how much of the following is necessary; I cheated and used OSX’s font selector (⌘⇧T) and saved my session to figure it out. Here’s how you can do it directly:

Set your default face (using M-x customize-face):

If you prefer to do your font settings in Elisp, I wish you well. Manual font configuration makes my eyes cross.

 Atom

I’m watching GitHub’s Atom Editor project. It’s got some extremely exciting prospects around extensibility, has some beautiful themes, and deserves a look. (It’s still a rather young project; my only real complaints are around performance and stability.)

In the Settings panel (eg, ⌘,), under “Editor Settings,” set:

 Something else?

If you use MacVim or another editor that you’ve configured for M+, please reach me at @wbruce if it wasn’t straightforward and let me know how so I can include the configuration here. Thanks!

 
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