[OS X TeX] [TeXShop] character O et 0

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Thu Feb 4 02:29:29 CET 2010

On Feb 3, 2010, at 4:14 PM, Sylvain CHAMBON wrote:

> howdy !
> is it possible to have in the editor window of texshop the character 0 (zero) crossed out in order to save me from confusing with the character O ?
> i actually use Lucida Sans Typewriter which is pretty cool but 0 and O seem to be the same character. i don't find a suitable font for solving this problem...

Many of the "fixed width" fonts have a special mark on the zero and a special curl to the "ell" character to differentiate it from "one" or "I".

You may try Andale Mono, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, or Monaco.
I think the Bitstream font and Apple's "Menlo" are particularly geared towards this use.

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