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I am looking for a slim Monospaced, serif font where the spaces in between words are smaller than the rest of the characters. Also with medium to smaller size line spacing. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Kind of defeats the purpose of monospace no?
    – emmet
    Apr 26 '16 at 19:08
  • @emmet Not entirely - The characters would all be the same width but having the smaller spaces between words would allow for more words on one line
    – Thanael
    Apr 26 '16 at 19:30
  • One alternative would be to use monospace and select all of the spaces afterwards, changing their font size to something smaller Apr 26 '16 at 19:46
  • No, @emmet is right. A designer would not create an entire monospace font except for the spaces. It's just that these can be easily adjusted with any design software worth its salt. The other way around would be harder.
    – Jongware
    Apr 26 '16 at 19:58
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    @Thanael You should be able to do them all at once Apr 26 '16 at 21:46
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Different width spaces kind of defeats the whole point of a monospaced font so I doubt there are many.

It would be easier to either:

  1. Edit the width of the spaces of an existing font in a font editor. FontForge is a free open source font editor.

  2. Change the word-spacing setting of whatever software you are using (most design software or word processors will have some form of word-spacing setting)

  3. If you can't change the word-spacing, style the spaces. Either change the font or font size. You could do a search & replace—but you will obviously need to re-do this after any edits so it's not exactly ideal.

Fonts

Newsletter

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Monospaced but no mono space.

I havn't checked the metrics myself but this sounds like what you are looking for, and is supposedly designed to be more legible and aesthetic than most monospaced fonts.

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  • wrt to InDesign: No need for a GREP style. Space width defaults to 100% of the 'native' size but is fully configurable.
    – Jongware
    Apr 26 '16 at 19:56
  • Ah ok, never knew that! Let me check that out for a minute...
    – Cai
    Apr 26 '16 at 19:58
  • Here you go: helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/…. Word spacing has Minimum, Default, and Maximum percentages (these are used in its justification algorithm). Change the Default to a smaller value & you're done.
    – Jongware
    Apr 26 '16 at 20:01
  • Ah yes! Of course you can... duh
    – Cai
    Apr 26 '16 at 20:05
  • Thinking about it... most software has the ability to change word-spacing. Even MS Word does.
    – Cai
    Apr 26 '16 at 20:09

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