As Microsoft launching the new Windows Terminal command-line experience at the Build conference this year, Microsoft also decided to please the developers with a new free font to designed aesthetically according to the coders.
A new font for Windows Terminal
Cascadia Code is created for the new Windows Terminal, it can also be used with other apps and IDEs, such as Visual Studio. In the blog post, Microsoft program manager Kayla Cinnamon wrote:
The name Cascadia Code originated from the Windows Terminal project. Before it was released, the codename for Windows Terminal was Cascadia. To ensure the Cascadia Code was the right choice for the font name, we held a poll on Twitter along with other names we were considering. We were very grateful for everyone’s participation and were so excited Cascadia Code came out as the winner.
The designer behind the Cascadia Code is Aaron Bell from Saja Typeworks, who worked with Microsoft for many years. The font is currently available to download on GitHub.