Illegible terminal font

I want to know if anyone else has the same problem I do. The font for terminal looks awful and is making going through the challenges a little bit more difficult for me as they are hurting my eyes. Is there anything I can do locally to make it easier for me to work on the problems?

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Maybe you can zoom in the page a bit with Ctrl +?

Does it look the same in Chrome? What is your operating system?

You can change the font and size under the settings.

Editor: Font Family

Terminal › Integrated: Font Size

Maybe try switching to the plain monospace font and up the font size.

You have to open a new terminal after the changes.

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I’m on Windows using Firefox. Nothing shows up in Google Chrome; though I have not actually signed into Github on there before probably. I can zoom in and will try seeing if changing the font and font size helps. Thank you.

Has anyone found a fix for this? I’m on day two of FCC and this font issue is downright infuriating for an otherwise awesome platform. I’m 3/4 the way through my Relational Database module but my Terminal was acting funny so I started a new terminal instance and now my fonts are wacky and hard to read.


I don’t actually know if there is a proven 100% fix for these problems. I mean I’ve gotten lucky a few times by starting and restarting the modules followed by opening and closing the terminal; and adjusting settings things have somewhat improved. I have not actually been able to access those curriculum sections for forever though . Some sort of weird error occurs that prevents me.

Can you try the instructions in this post?

For anyone still having this issue, here is what I did:
1- Go to settings
2- On the upper right corner click on Open Setting (JSON)
3- I changed the first line to: “editor.fontLigatures”: false,
4- Also, at the end: “terminal.integrated.letterSpacing”: 2,
“terminal.integrated.fontFamily”: “monospace”
5- Go to your terminal, click on “Problems” and then “Terminal” again.

I know it looks like a silly way to solve it, but it worked for me so I’m sharing it. I hope it works for any of you.