The PragmataPro Font has some really killer examples where they render == as a single character and clean up a lot of other stuff.

Example of PragmataPro

Would any Linux terminals support this? And are there any alternatives to PragmataPro?


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So there are a few open source fonts targeting programmers that support ligatures, namely

However, very few opensource terminals that run natively on Linux yet support this. But you can find an current list in the FiraCode docs

  • Kitty I am using Kitty on i3 and I really love it

  • Black Screen (slow in browser terminal emulator that runs on node)

  • Konsole (terminal editor that uses Qt)

  • QTerminal (terminal editor that uses Qt)

No support

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    I did read somewhere that vte terminals doesn't support ligatures. Why that?
    – ptkato
    Dec 28, 2016 at 15:43
  • Would these terminals also support things like sparkline fonts like: github.com/aftertheflood/sparks or github.com/figs-lab/datalegreya May 10, 2018 at 11:09
  • PragmataPro is designed to be beautiful without antialiasing, it's a shame that antialiasing cannot be disabled in Kitty :/
    – Michaël
    Oct 26, 2020 at 23:05

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