Name: Codelia, Codelia Ligatures
Type: Retail typeface
Publisher: Tabular Type Foundry
Release year: 2021
Purchase links: I Love Typography, MyFonts
No matter if you’re professional or beginner, your work should be fun. And if you are a coder/programmer, your coding font should be something you enjoy looking. Square and crisp coding fonts might be easy on the pixels, but are they easy on your eyes? Do they keep you entertained at work? Is Comic Code perhaps too childish for you? (Even though that’s my main coding font)
Codelia is a monospaced humanistic typeface designed for coding with focus on comfort and fun without sacrificing legibility or coding functionality. Its round shapes are easier on the eyes and make the code look less intimidating. It is not designed to make maximum use of every pixel on screen, but to make you forget about pixels. The italic is full of personality but sober enough to not draw unnecessary attention. It is fun but not a joke, and takes its job seriously. It comes with Greek, Cyrillic, and coding ligatures; Codelia is available in two families, one with coding ligatures and one without; ligatures in the latter are still present in Discretionary Ligatures feature (dlig).
The name Codelia is a combination of code and female given name Cordelia. It’s actually the name that I came up first, and I kept making many different monospace styles until I found one that I liked as much as the name, which took about four years. Because there was a human name, I did not want the design to feel mechanical and pixel-oriented, yet perfectly suitable for prolonged on-screen use. Having said that, I didn’t want to go as far as Comic Code this time and balance it towards utility.