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I would like to know if there is any elegant way to treat specific words as symbols, and automatically wrap them with a \texttt command. This would come handy with API names for instance, so \texttt doesn't have to be added manually to every mention of the API.

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closed as too localized by Joseph Wright Aug 6 '12 at 9:23

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Please provide a minimal example of your current setup that highlights the problem. –  Werner Apr 13 '12 at 18:12
    
Minimal setup is \texttt wrapping around every mention of an API name. Nothing else. What I want is something at the beginning of the document that wraps them in texttt. Similar to the hyphenation command. –  soze Apr 13 '12 at 18:17
    
Are you hyphenating the API names? If so, I would create a macro for each API name. For example, \newcommand{\MyMapApp}{\texttt{My\-Map\-App}} that explicitly states the hyphenation for each API name. –  Werner Apr 13 '12 at 18:21
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@soze If you have solved your problem in the meantime, please share. Otherwise try providing some examples of what you need. –  egreg May 5 '12 at 21:12
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See also Is it possible to have certain words in the document always in bold?. The question explores the similar problem of typesetting variable names in a book about a programming language. The answers explore several solutions. –  Christian Lindig May 6 '12 at 9:32

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