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Date Published: 19 January, 2020

not equals ligatures

Fancy Up Your Fonts with Ligatures

"Woah, how'd you get your not equals to look like that?"

I've recently started a new job and am now taking part in regular code reviews. The majority of these reviews take place over a video chat in which screen sharing is used in conjunction with Intellij's "Git > Compare with branch" to display the diff. We then talk through the changes and raise any concerns with the changes.

On several occasions, usually mid-sentence, I get the question "Woah, how'd you get your not equals to look like that?" Or equals, or greater-than-or-equal-to, or lambda operator, or ... the list goes on.

"Oh, that? That's a ligature, you can turn that on easily in your Intellij settings."

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