The 9 best monospace fonts for coding in 2024

One of the best monospace fonts on a blue background
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The best monospace fonts are ideal for programmers writing code. Monospaced fonts are designed to be easier to read, especially when you're scanning reams of code. That's because they give equal space to each character, hence the name. The letter 'l', for example, gets as much horizontal space as 'w'.

We've chosen fonts that we believe offer ideal readability during long sessions, with clearly legible glyphs. We've been sure to seek out some options with larger punctuation than usual. Some of the fonts below can even be customised, so you can tailor them to your preferences (see our guide to font design for some tips).

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Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 16 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for numerous publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, ImagineFX, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq. For Creative Bloq, she mostly writes about web design, including the hottest new tools, as well as 3D artwork and VFX.