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My monospaced font in Xetex is Courier New, but appears too thin on screen. I can switch to the bold version, but that's too heavy. Is there is a way with Xetex and fontspec to add some weight to a font?

\setmonofont{Courier New}       % too thin
\setmonofont{Courier New Bold}  % too heavy

Thanks for any advice.

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Yes, but it's not typographically the best idea ever: see FakeBold in the manual. Alternatively, check out different monospace fonts such as 'Inconsolata’ — much better, IMO, than Courier.

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I think any monospaced font is better than Courier. – Khaled Hosny Mar 18 '11 at 18:02
Thanks, Inconsolata is nice. – srking Mar 19 '11 at 3:23

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