Jerod Santo

You can install fonts with homebrew?!

Nobody told me this until yesterday...

Yesterday I learned (is YIL a thing?) that you don’t have to manually download a font’s, find the .ttf files, and install them via FontBook LIKE AN ANIMAL!

Instead, you can rely on Homebrew’s official cask of fonts by running this once:

brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts

After that, installing your favorite font (or testing out a new one) is as easy as Sunday morning:

brew cask install font-fira-code

If you want to browse all of the fonts available in the cask:

brew search font-

And if you’re searching for a specific font, but you can’t quite remember the name, grep away!

brew search font- | grep fira

If you’re a long time homebrew fan-person, you probably already knew this, But if you don’t know, now you know. ✊

Oh, and if for some strange reason you want to see the actual moment that I learned this fact. Watch the tail end of our JS Party live recording from yesterday. 📹


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2024-05-29T04:15:02Z ago

For those annoyed like me that I now have to figure out what fonts iterm and other apps need, I just did:
for font in ``brew search font-``; do brew install $font; done
(Remove one of the single quote around brew search font-)

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