Quick Tip: Operator Mono and Powerline

Love Operator Mono for coding but also love having a Powerline font for your terminal work? Did you know that you can have both? At least you can with iTerm. Here are the settings I use to do just that:

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The trick is enabling the Use a different font for non-ASCII text option and then choosing a Powerline-compatible font. You’ll also have to strike a balance between the font sizes for Operator Mono and your Powerline font to make everything look nice. Getting the Powerline arrow characters to vertically align properly is the key issue here. The result of the settings I’m using can be seen below.

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