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Is monospacing URLs in academic papers still advised?

URLs are not regular text Using a monospace font is not pleasing to the eye, […] Yes, but then reading URLs isn’t very pleasing anyway. So, think about for a second why you typeset a URL in the ...
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Is monospacing URLs in academic papers still advised?

A few further points: Many monospaced fonts have good character differentiation. Compare 1Il and 1Il. In a pdf (you're talking about academic papers so this is a likely format) being read on screen, ...
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Are there monospaced fonts with the same pixel width for regular, bold, italic, and bold/italic?

Making a good font is extremely complicated. Its not that any of the individual parts of the font is hard as such. In fact all the steps you do are sort of incredibly simple. There is just lot of them....
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Monospaced font with smaller spaces

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: Edit the width of the spaces of an existing font in a font editor....
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Why does lowercase "k" in Consolas look so different in italics?

The characters in your question (k, f, a, and e) are all of the usual suspects when it comes to italicizing a roman typeface. While not all fonts conform to these modifications in their italicized ...
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Are there monospace fonts which support spaces of various widths?

We don't know about the technical side of the "application you've written", but in some design software there are spaces of different widths, aside from the usual Space. These work even for ...
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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?

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. ...
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What fonts are out there that are designed like monospaced fonts, but aren't completely monospaced?

I found a much larger list here by searching Google for 'proportional typewriter fonts': https://www.isoglosse.de/2018/02/proportionally-spaced-typefaces-with-a-monospaced-appearance/ It contains a ...
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Is monospacing URLs in academic papers still advised?

should monospacing URLs still be the de facto standard? No. It adds a level of mess to academic writing. Having read a ridiculous amount of academic papers, I can say this: the most annoying thing ...
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Is monospacing URLs in academic papers still advised?

Since, as you have said, you have no single style guide, and have the freedom to choose, then I can't see the need for an ugly monospace font myself. However, that's only a personal opinion. You are ...
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How to know which of my fonts do or don't support certain glyphs?

Today I learnt about a new tool, which "was made just for your question". It was published in 2011 but I am sharing it here, less than one hour after I tested it: http://blog.tavultesoft.com/...
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Font for representing Unicode non‐printable characters

I need a good font for representing control characters. ... it seems they don’t exist in the ɢɴᴜ unifont No, they do. GNU Unifont has complete coverage as seen in Glyph Mini: fileformat.info is a ...
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What is the name of this mono spaced font?

The font you are looking for is: Raleway Extra Bold (https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Raleway):
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Are there monospace fonts which support spaces of various widths?

It is extremely unlikely that a fixed width font has such a feature because it would allow the fonts to not align under themselves. Which is obviously not what the designer intended. But consider: ...
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How can I continuously transition between a monospaced and a proportional font in text?

I found Recursive, a font with adjustable monospacedness and other features. I didn't get to working with it yet, but it seems promising. The only problem that I have with it is that, as the ...
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Does Unicode have full-height half-circles that can be used to round out transitions of background color?

I don't belive one exists*, its hard to be sure though. Its also most likely very fragile since its dependent on the font(s) installed. But YMMV, so for a internal project where you can define the ...
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Is there a monospaced typeface with kerning?

This is a really interesting idea! It's not a contradiction in terms, it's an interesting idea...but I've never seen a font like this. I could imagine two ways of implementing it: either with kerning ...
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Monospaced fonts with small capitals

Other options: Orator JetJane Mono Caps Martha TheSans Mono Novel Mono Marfa Mono Lekton Cousine
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"Pitch" when we talk about /computer/ monospaced fonts

I think the answer is that we should talk not about font family but about both font family and font size. That's it! 10-point Courier New is a 12-pitch font 12-point Courier New is a 10-pitch font 12-...
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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?

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 ...
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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?

Christopher Bergman's Isoglosse blog has an interesting list of "not quite monospaced" fonts.
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Proportional version of the OCR-A font

Automate by T26 comes to mind: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/t26/automate/
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How to Modify a Font to Fixed Width in Fontlab

You need to have Allow selection of variable-pitched fonts checked. Also, bear in mind that changing the font would IS NOa T global setting, but rather a per session setting.
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Is monospacing URLs in academic papers still advised?

I think this is no longer a standard. Up to the desiger to, or not to, highlight these. Personally i would definitely highlight URLs, either by using a monospaced font, or by changing the color of the ...
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What is the monospace font used in Postman? (screenshot attached)

I know this is an old question, however as I have stumbled upon it, somebody else could too. Today, the Postman desktop app uses IBM Plex Mono as its' monospaced font. Hope this helps. Here's the link ...
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iOS font with monospace digits 0...9?

Helvetica has a variant with monospaced digits. Use .your_class { font-variant-numeric: tabular-nums } in CSS or this in Swift.
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Which fonts have the same width for every character?

xlsfonts supplies information about fonts when the X Windows System is in use (commonly on Linux or similar systems; almost never on MSWindows). Its -l and -m options display several font metrics, ...
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