# Using setmonofont with Bera Sans Mono in Beamer produces garbled output

I am using Bera Sans Mono as the monospaced font for typesetting code listings using the `listings` package. This is done for slides which are produced using `beamer` and XeLaTeX. My preamble includes the following (which used to work before a recent update to the MikTeX engine, the fontspec package, and the above-mentioned packages):

``````\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmonofont{Bera Sans Mono}[Scale=0.9] % for code listings beramono is used
\newfontfamily\quotefont{Linux Libertine O}[Ligatures=TeX] % selects Libertine for quotation marks
``````

The output produced is:

If I do not use `\setmonofont` and have the following preamble instead, the correct output is produced:

``````\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage[scaled]{beramono}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\newfontfamily\quotefont{Linux Libertine O}[Ligatures=TeX] % selects Libertine for quotation marks
``````

Why am I unable to use `\setmonofont{Bera Sans Mono}[Scale=0.9]` (which used to work before)?

1. XeLaTeX is able to find the font
2. `\setmonofont` appears to work correctly with other fonts, just not Bera Sans Mono.
• A minimal (non) working example? – egreg Sep 2 '15 at 12:35
• Probably xetex and/or xdvipdfmx is finding a wrong font. This can happen if there are two versions of a font on a system. Add `\XeTeXtracingfonts= 1` to your document, and then compile on the command line with `xelatex --nopdf file` and `xdvipdfmx -vv file.xdv` then the log and the terminal output will show the pathes of the fonts used. – Ulrike Fischer Sep 2 '15 at 13:30
• I should have checked first. There is no opentype font "bera sans mono", it is a type1 font. You shouldn't load it with \setmonofont`.Try `\setmonofont{Bitstream Vera Sans Mono}[Scale=0.9]` instead. – Ulrike Fischer Sep 2 '15 at 13:54
• @UlrikeFischer Thank you! Your suggestion to use the Bitstream font worked and helped to clear up some misunderstandings on my part. Do you want to post this as a formal answer? – Steve Sep 3 '15 at 7:59

There is no opentype font `Bera Sans Mono`, xelatex finds the normal type1 version and as it is not unicode encoded you get garbage.
``````\setmonofont{Bitstream Vera Sans Mono}