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05 - Install nerdfonts macOS

Install nerdfonts

  • https://www.nerdfonts.com is a Iconic font aggregator, collection, and patcher
  • Different apps use nerdfonts, so we need to install a font package, else:
    • Starship fonts won’t show up properly
    • Neovim symbols will nos show up correctly
    • Other apps that use symbols will display them incorrectly
    • Demonstration in the video
  • Fonts were already installed automatically by my Brewfiles, but will uninstall them so you can see how it looks like without fonts
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brew uninstall font-meslo-lg-nerd-font
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# Terminal symbols don't look correctly
cd ~/github/dotfiles-public/karabiner/mxstbr

# Neovim symbols don't show up correctly
nvim
  • To install the fonts again
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brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
brew install --cask font-meslo-lg-nerd-font
# fc command to verify if fonts are installed
brew install fontconfig
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fc-list | grep -i "Meslo"
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fc-list | grep -i "MesloLGM Nerd Font"
  • After this, close and re-open alacritty
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