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Questions about typefaces whose glyphs are all of the same width. An example is Courier New.

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Is there a monospaced typeface with kerning?

The problem with monospaced typefaces is that all glyphs have to have the same width, but different characters need various amount of space. For example, fitting ‘m’ to the same width as ‘i’ results ...
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Monospaced fonts with small capitals

I'm currently working on a project. I'm looking for free monospaced fonts that have built-in small capitals. So far I have found only the following: Fragment Mono, Roboto Mono, Noto Sans Mono, and ...
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Monospace Blackletter Typefaces

Do you know of any good quality Fraktur monospace typefaces, and if so, are perhaps any of them open-source? Background: I was thinking recently that the the blocky nature of Blackletter typefaces (e....
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Does Unicode have full-height half-circles that can be used to round out transitions of background color?

It's nice to be able to use background colors to highlight sections of text (my case is monospace, in a terminal emulator), but a sharp transition between background colors doesn't always look great. ...
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"Pitch" when we talk about /computer/ monospaced fonts

Pitch is the number of (monospaced) letters, numbers and spaces in one inch (25.4 mm) of running text, that is, characters per inch (abbreviated cpi). The pitch was most often used as a measurement of ...
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What is the best way to find an alternative monospace font for a non-monospace font that has the same look and feel?

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/...
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Are there monospace fonts which support spaces of various widths?

(Bear with me, I know that having characters which are not monowidth in a monospace font is somewhat counterintuitive, but there is a legit use case below.) I have an application I've written where I ...
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Looking for a free monospace font with both light and heavy characters

I'm developing a captcha and for this I'm looking for a font which fulfils the following needs: Monospace (all glyphs, not only letters) Basic latin characters (a-zA-Z0-9 and punctuation marks) Maybe ...
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How can I continuously transition between a monospaced and a proportional font in text?

I'd like to have text where the proportions of glyph widths continuously change. One extreme would be that all glyphs would have the same width, and the other extreme would be that glyphs usually ...
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Convert a font into monospaced version

I'm using DotMatrix font for my powerscan simulator, but I would need a monospaced version of that which is not available. Is there any chance to convert a font into a monospaced one? or better, there'...
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Is there any program that can interpolate a monospaced font from a non-monospaced font?

I am trying to create a mono-spaced version of a font. I am wondering if there's any sort of program that can interpolate one from the original. I know additional work has to be done, but I am ...
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What fonts are out there that are designed like monospaced fonts, but aren't completely monospaced? [closed]

What options are out there for fonts that are designed similarly to monospaced fonts, but are not 100% monospaced? They should have large, clear punctuation marks, wide spaces, and most characters ...
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Proportional version of the OCR-A font

I'm experimenting with the text for a logo and love the retro/computer/digital style of OCR-A. The only problem is that it is a monospaced font, and so sometimes the gap between the letters looks too ...
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Why does lowercase "k" in Consolas look so different in italics?

The picture below summarizes it pretty well: letter "k" looks very different in the upright vs. italic form of font Consolas. What is the rationale, design choice, ... behind such a strikingly ...
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How to Modify a Font to Fixed Width in Fontlab

I use a text user interface application on a server that I access via a Terminal. I have been using the Futurist Fixed-width for some time on a Linux PC in Gnome-Terminal, and would like to use that ...
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Are there monospaced fonts with the same pixel width for regular, bold, italic, and bold/italic?

I was under the impression that a monospaced font is always the same width/height in pixels, even when bold, italic, or bold+italic (of the same point size). But I've just found one which is one pixel ...
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Use fixed width number set in font

Our branding has recently changed to use the Hind font. How can the fixed width numbers be used in applications like Excel?
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Is monospacing URLs in academic papers still advised?

When papers are written in the academic world, URLs are often set in monospace. The reason for this seems to be historic and is described in this Q&A at TexSE. It may be summarized as a leftover ...
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What is the name of this mono spaced font? [closed]

I found this font really cool. Can someone tell me its name! Here is an image:
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Monospaced font with smaller spaces

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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1976 TRW Defense and Space Systems Group font

Is there a freely available rendering of the font used in this Paper? Is it some "standard" typewriter font used in 70s by any chance?
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Monospaced fantasy fonts

I'm looking for Monospaced fonts based on fantasy-world languages like Aurabesh from Starwars or any of the Tolkien languages, but I'm having trouble finding any that are Monospaced. Does anyone know ...
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What is the monospace font used in Postman? (screenshot attached)

What is the font that is in this screenshot? I've tried using font-identifying tools with no luck. Thanks!
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Why does Consolas scale so well on Windows?

I was trying to make a font from scratch. I always admired Consolas and I wanted a clean style similar to it. The problem is that my font doesn't scale as well as Consolas. This is an example of my ...
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How to use a Web font with more than 65,535 glyphs

SVG font seems to be the right choice here because it uses XML. However it has been deprecated everywhere. So is there an alternative (or an alternative format) for representing a long text which use ~...
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How to know which of my fonts do or don't support certain glyphs?

I have a long list of glyphs with various Unicode points across several Unicode blocks that I need to represent in a monospaced form (which mean with a single font). How I can know which glyph the ...
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Font for representing Unicode non‐printable characters

I need a good font for representing control characters. And it seems one is installed on my system and that my keyboard layout creator software use it as it’s default installed font (I have thousands ...
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iOS font with monospace digits 0...9?

This is for an app displaying rows of numbers that change dynamically. A monospace font would be ideal to prevent distracting alignment jumps as digits change. I really only care about digits, so ...
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Which Monospace fonts pair well with Seravek ExtraLight?

My personal case Seravek has restrained shapes and medium width. However, most popular monospace fonts (Courier New, Menlo, etc) are too wide or/and too exaggerative. So I need a monospace font that ...
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What monospaced font is this?

Looking for the font used on the John Demos Architects logo. I can't seem to locate it on my own and could really use some help. Really love the monospace characters from this font. Any help would be ...
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suitable monospace font

in my current web project I am using Benton Sans as main font. It is all about a webapp dealing with numbers, which are displayed in matrices, whereby some should be highlighted and others greyed out. ...
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Font with equal spacing between letters

I am just beginning to learn about fonts and typography so pardon if my question seems naive. I really like the look of Futura Bold for titles in a powerpoint presentation I'm making but the unequal ...
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Which fonts have the same width for every character?

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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