I would like to have a font with all characters the same width.
For example, a
W is wider than an
i in most fonts ...Is there any font that has all characters equally wide?
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The type style you're looking for is monospace. Wikipedia explains it well.
These days, just about every computer has one or both of these fonts:
Fonts have 2 characteristics that will affect character spacing: width and kerning. Kerning determines when two adjacent characters can overlap. For instance, when you write AT, the leftmost part of the T bar may actually be positioned LEFT of the lowest part of the right branch of the A. Although fixed width fonts may allow kerning, it is rarely the case.
Anyway, if you want to choose a fixed-width font, you can use the following text
and look at the appearance using various fonts. If the first 2 lines have the same length, then it is fixed width. If the last 2 lines have the same length, then there is no kerning. I.e., you want all 4 lines to have the same length.
In Microsoft Word 2007 on Windows, the following fonts seem to be fixed-length, no kerning:
For both those fonts, the min w equals the max w value – 12, 12 for one, 16, 16 for the other – indicating both are fixed-width fonts. (Note,
From a recent post of mine on usenet, here is a Python program
In another example,
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