I have the following set up for my listings :


I would like to change the font family to Courier. How can I enable this?

  • Why not just use a monospaced font like \ttfamily (from Computer Modern)? – Werner Nov 4 '11 at 20:44
  • @Werner I am sorry but I am not following you here. You might have got that I am newbie :s – tugberk Nov 4 '11 at 20:45
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    It is recommendable to take a look at Section 4.6 of the listings manual. – Thorsten Donig Nov 4 '11 at 20:51
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    @tugberk: See @Peter's answer. basicstyle=\ttfamily prints the listing content using \ttfamily - a monospaced font. – Werner Nov 4 '11 at 20:52
  • @Werner what does ttfamily actually do here? To me, just a miracle happen there. I didn't say the you can use the courier. I just put the ttfamily there. – tugberk Nov 4 '11 at 20:55

With \usepackage{courier} in your preamble you can use the courier font in the listings as follows:



   a b c

The \usepackage{courier} in the preamble causes \ttfamily to produce output in the courier font. Without including this package, you can still use \ttfamily to get a mono spaced font by including that as part of the basicstyle=... setting.

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    Wouldn't this solution affect the fonts of the entire document? Or am I missing something? – Adrian Keister Sep 5 '19 at 15:27
  • @AdrianKeister: Did you try running the MWE? – Peter Grill Sep 5 '19 at 16:11

Modify your basicstyle to include the font family:

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    This is far better solution especially for XeLaTeX. – 71GA Jun 20 '17 at 8:26
  • Agreed. This works great, and is the simplest option. – Adrian Keister Sep 5 '19 at 15:27
  • This proved to be a far better answer as it does not impact the whole document. – Andry Sep 26 '19 at 15:46

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