I want to use a different monospaced font for \texttt. I'm particularly fond of Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. If possible, not with XeTeX, since I'm not yet really familiar with it. Solutions using XeTeX would still be welcome, of course.

I hope this doesn't violate the one-question policy:

  1. How do I change the monospaced fonts invoked by \texttt{foo bar baz...}?
  2. Where can I find a list of other fonts that I can use without invoking XeTeX?
  • Since the question is explicitly not about xetex, I removed the xetex tag. Also it was decided that the latex tag should not be used. – Caramdir Nov 16 '10 at 5:34

for font support out of the box with your tex distribution, check out http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/

for monospaced, inconsolata is quite nice i think.

install the package, then load it up:


A working example looks like this:




this is a \texttt{mono spaced font example}.


bera mono is somewhat close to bitstream mono. load it up like this:


for xetex or xelatex, you need the fontspec package, and the font installed to your system, then load the font with fontspec:

\setmonofont[Mapping=tex-text]{Courier New}

A working example in xelatex looks like this:

%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
\RequireXeTeX %Force XeTeX check

%XeLaTeX packages
\usepackage{fontspec} %Font package

%Select fonts
\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Minion Pro}
\setsansfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Myriad Pro}
\setmonofont{Bitstream Vera Mono}


\textrm{Ya! System} \texttt{fonts are} \textsf{so nice!}

  • 2
    Perhaps an example with \setmonofont would make more sense given the question? – Will Robertson Nov 16 '10 at 1:13
  • Bera Mono is Bitstream Vera Mono, isn't it? I thought "Bera" was just a contraction of Bistream Vera. – frabjous Nov 16 '10 at 2:05
  • Added some more examples, and one with \setmonofont like Will suggested. Bera and Bitstream might be the same thing. I wasn't sure, and I'm still not :P – Mica Nov 16 '10 at 2:07

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