## LaTeX and Bitstream Vera Mono Font

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### LaTeX and Bitstream Vera Mono Font

I like the Bitstream Vera Mono font; here are notes on how to use it as a replacement for the default typewriter font within LaTeX.

The problem with the suggested usage is that, even scaled by the default 90%, the font is still way too large.

A correct value to get roughly the same horizontal spread as the original typewriter font is around 0.855; but even then it doesn't look good, as the characters are still noticeably higher than standard text (default LaTeX fonts). So I use a smaller value: 0.8.

% Use Bera Mono as typewriter font
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[scaled=0.8]{beramono}
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