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I'm currently working on my dissertation and am using Palatino for text with the Euler font for mathematics. As part of my work I'll be presenting quite a few code examples, and was wondering if someone could suggest a good monospace font to go with them. As an alternative I was thinking of using the Concrete Roman and Euler font package (ala Knuth's Concrete Mathematics).

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Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/18715/… –  lockstep Apr 5 '12 at 5:53
    
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Do you really need a monospace font? Try using a reduced size of Palatino: I find that this often works well, especially if you use the flexible column formatting of the listings package to maintain column alignment (if needed). Palatino Sans might also be a very nice option (if you use XeLaTeX). –  mforbes Apr 5 '12 at 7:31
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I personally think that Knuth's typewriter fonts are still very good, an alternative is charter and bera mono if you can get them.

 \usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}
 \def\rmdefault{bch} % not scaled
 \def\ttdefault{blg}

Also check Different approach to literate programming for LaTeX for some typesetting settings for listings.

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Inconsolata might be a choice. There is also a package for TeX support.

It is a font "designed for code listings and the like, in print," posing itself as a better alternative since many other fonts are designed for screen and not for the high resolutions in print.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{inconsolata}
\begin{document}
\texttt{This is Inconsolata.}
\end{document}

As seen it replaces the \tt, but this behavior can be changed.

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