Recently, I’ve been trying out the ridiculously nice Operator Mono typeface in iTerm and Atom.

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TL/DR: it’s amazing.

As you can see, the italic style is strikingly different—I’ve been toying with using this style for tag labels, and when templating with Liquid I find it actually works rather well. Now, let’s be clear: spending $180 on a typeface for your text editor is pretty close to the height of privilege. When my free trial runs out, I doubt I’ll buy it outright—but if I was going to throw around cash like that on typefaces, Operator Mono would be at the top of the list.