Just wondering if anyone has come across the same issue of having to replace a non-monospaced font with one that is monospaced while retaining a similar look & feel (or if this is even possible/recommended).

I assume that there are tools that will match fonts for you based on particular characteristics, but I normally like to overlay one font over another and see where the differences are to get a better feel for this.

However, I think this would be easier if both fonts are monospaced or not monospaced, so I am wondering if there are any tips or suggestions for those who have had to do this in the past.

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There are actually complex families that include both regular and mono weights, but one that I've personally used is the TT Interphases family. Other options are Almarena/Mono and Decima/Mono. Probably other good ones with a bit of research.

With one of these, you are certain to use "the same look & feel", as they're made by the same designer as part of the same typeface design.

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    For half a second, I thought someone had come up with a monospacedcompanion to Inter! Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 14:46
  • I agree that finding fonts in the same family is the best way to go, but I'm not sure that the example you provided is a good one. Comparing the I and the r between Mono and the other examples, we see those strong horizontals that make it look pretty different. FF Attribute Mono and Text seem more closely visually related (after a random search which showed that the "problem" was more wide-spread than I assumed) Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 16:28
  • I was just illustrating my point about the families with mono's included, not doing someone's homework :)
    – lmlmlm
    Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 16:37

Christopher Bergman's Isoglosse blog has an interesting list of "not quite monospaced" fonts.

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    I think this is solving the opposite problem: a font that looks like a monospace one but not being monospace, whereas the OP asks for a monospace font that looks like a given proportional one as far as possible. Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 14:34

It's not exactly what you're looking for, but you could identify similar fonts to yours using WhatTheFont

It's a simple upload and will suggest a long list of fonts with similar characteristics. If the list doesn't have the spacing you want, you could look further into the font families

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You could then take these screenshots with your custom text to Photoshop and use layers set with transparency or different blending modes to find your closest match

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