I finally figured out my weird font issues in VS Code

I can’t remember when it started, but it was a while ago - Visual Studio Code started to show very strange font things when I have Editor: Render Whitespace turned on.


This should look like…

working now

FInding the relevant thing to search for took… far too long. I ended up searching for “dot” and then clicking on random things in the Wikipedia page until I found Interpunct, and the Catalan usage of it…

The punt volat (“flying point”) is used in Catalan between two Ls in cases where each belongs to a separate syllable, for example cel·la, “cell”.

The fix

Add this to settings.json in VS Code.

"editor.fontLigatures": "'ccmp' off"


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