I am not that experienced with pairing fonts but am wondering if one could direct on which is a good monospaced font to go with Computer Modern, or at least the principles one could use to figure out what a good pairing would be given that font. The font Inconsolata has been recommended but it doesn't pair very well. I have just found Computer Modern Typewriter, but not sure if that would be a good choice. An example of Computer Modern is below.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/Computer_modern_sample_text.svg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/CMU_Fonts.png/800px-CMU_Fonts.png

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    " I have just found Computer Modern Typewriter, but not sure if that would be a good choice" – this is also by Donald Knuth, the designer of CM (and the typesetting system TeX, for which all of these fonts were designed). It's one superfamily; so yeah, definitely a 'good choice'.
    – Jongware
    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:37

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After having a look to all this big list at fontsquirrel.com, the only monospaced font that I think fits better with the Computer Modern Roman is Luxi Mono.

Common points:

  • The structural basis of the characters is the same as a Roman family
  • It has similar but rectangular serif, it's a Slab Serif family
  • It has strokes modulation

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One good monospaced family I've used recently is the Decima Mono Pro.

Decima Mono Pro

Decima Mono Pro

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