I am writing a technical documentation in LaTeX which will also include code listings and in-text keywords set in Monospace. After reading this post i chose a combination of CharterBT for text and Computer Modern Sans Serif Bold for headings.

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Computer Modern Sans Bold:
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However I do not like the default monospaced font of LaTeX, mainly because it looks way to fancy or old to me.

Which monospaced font is complementary to the fonts I am using?

Note that I can not use any font that is not available in my LaTex distribution.

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When you say "the default monospaced font" are you referring to the monospace counterpart to Computer Modern?

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If so, I think you're responding to the Prestige Elite-style serif treatment, which is so retro it's almost fashionable these days ;)

The complicating factor is that you've chosen a proportional sans face that is very similar in style to sanserif monospace faces. You may have to use a variation in size, color, or weight to help differentiate the two.

I would experiment with these faces from your available set, in order of my guess at compatibility.

Bera Mono

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Droid Sans Mono

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DejaVu Sans Mono

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  • Sorry, I should have mentioned that all heading are set in bold letters. I have changed my question.
    – taffer
    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:52
  • No problem. That doesn't change my recommendations. Jan 26, 2013 at 15:46

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