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If I want to apply the courier font to a small piece of text in my file, how can I do that? I have searched around but can't seem to find information for the courier font.

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By 'courier', are you actually referring to 'typewriter' (as part of the Computer Modern fonts, or to the specific mono-spaced font 'Courier'? – Werner Aug 3 '11 at 20:25
I mean the specific mono-spaced font - Courier, that is typically used for programming code. – Joeblackdev Aug 3 '11 at 20:34
Courier is a very wide font. There are further mono-space fonts available if you are free to choose. – Stefan Kottwitz Aug 3 '11 at 20:59
@Brent.Longborough Link appears broken. – HarryCBurn Feb 18 at 16:21
@Iplodman Oops! I'd recommend Inconsolata – Brent.Longborough Feb 19 at 21:02

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Use the courier package. Consequently, the minimal example

This is not Courier font. \texttt{This is Courier font.}


Courier font in LaTeX

There is a marginal difference between the output generated via \texttt{...} with/without the courier package:

  • Without courier package:

Typewriter font in LaTeX

  • With courier package:

Courier font in LaTeX

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Perfect. Thank you kindly for this. – Joeblackdev Aug 3 '11 at 20:59

Is \texttt{} what you are looking for?


Here is some \texttt{fixed width} text.
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There is a difference between the output generated via \texttt{...} to what is produced when using the courier package. – Werner Aug 3 '11 at 20:47
Even though there's a difference, Peter's answer is a good addition. Most viewers, like me, come here for the \texttt option as it is difficult to ask Google the question relevant to \texttt. – Shashank Sawant Jun 6 '14 at 4:09

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