I have a document that has many uses of {/tt some text}, and I learned recently from reading this link: https://texfaq.org/FAQ-2letterfontcmd that apparently {\tt ...} is deprecated in favor of \texttt{...}. I've converted most of the document to use \texttt{...}, but when I try to update a block inside of an author tag the text renders in a weird font.


{\small My Name} \\
{\tt \small myEmail@stackexchange.com}
} % end author

With change:

{\small My Name} \\
\texttt{\small myEmail@stackexchange.com}
} % end author

In the original code, my email address renders in a nice, clean, teletype format. In the changed code, it renders in a pretty ugly italic format. That occurs with or without the \small.

Does anyone know if there is a supported way to render teletype font in an author block without rendering it in ugly italics?

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    You can use {\upshape\ttfamily ...}. – Werner Mar 25 at 20:59
  • Thank you @Werner, that worked. Would you mind explaining why \texttt renders in Italics? I understand that using \upshape\ttfamily is a modal command - does \texttt choose a different default value for the shape or something? – DIMMSum Mar 25 at 21:07
  • The default behaviour (under article) is to print the author in an upright teletype font. Are you using a special \documentclass? – Werner Mar 25 at 21:14
  • Nothing too fancy: \documentclass[letterpaper,twocolumn,10pt]{article}. – DIMMSum Mar 25 at 21:15

\tt switches to \normalfont and therefore changes the font family, series and shape compared to \texttt (or \ttfamily) that just changes the font family.

To see this, use

\def\pshow#1{{\let\protect\show #1}}

Your .log should show

> \tt =\long macro:
->\@fontswitch {\normalfont \ttfamily }{\mathtt }.
\tt ->\protect \tt  

> \normalfont =\long macro:
->\usefont \encodingdefault \familydefault \seriesdefault \shapedefault \relax 
\normalfont ->\protect \normalfont  

> \texttt =\long macro:
#1->\ifmmode \nfss@text {\ttfamily #1}\else \hmode@bgroup \text@command {#1}\tt
family \check@icl #1\check@icr \expandafter \egroup \fi .
\texttt ->\protect \texttt  

It's also obvious when using

\itshape something {\tt something} \texttt{somthing}

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