[OS X TeX] Colored words

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Feb 21 10:18:43 CET 2005

Le 21 févr. 05, à 10:07, Maarten Sneep a écrit :

> On 21 Feb. 2005, at 1:28, Will Robertson wrote:
>> I'm a Monaco 10 fan, myself. Although I admit, when I dally with 
>> iTeXMac I use Latin Modern Typewriter for keywords and Latin Modern 
>> Sans for the rest. I'm especially a fan of Monaco 10 in TeXShop's 
>> Console (I may have changed this in the nib file, actually...can't 
>> remember) in which white space seems to be fairly significant.
> Call me erratic, but in BBedit and the Terminal I use ProFont at 9pt 
> (http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/) which leaves room for a 
> huge amount of text in the window, while still remaining legible. 
> (ProFont 9pt, is similar to Monaco, but even smaller, and it uses 
> exact bitmaps at really small sizes) In TeXShop, I prefer Lucida for 
> content text, I find Latin Modern too small and thin on screen, while 
> Lucida (most variants) are pretty much indestructible -- they remain 
> legible under adverse conditions.

For both emailing (in text mode, not RTF) and TeXing, I tend to prefer 
monospaced fonts and hence use Monaco at 10 pt. Possibly because of my 
several years of use of Textures, which did use that font. An added 
advantage of monospaced fonts is that you can do some visual formatting 
of your text input (to show its structure): not really useful if you're 
just writing text, but useful indeed if you're writing or modifying TeX 
macros, or writing maths (for example for displaying the structure of a 

Bruno Voisin
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