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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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Which fonts have the same width for every character?

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 ...
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Why does Consolas scale so well on Windows?

The difference is that Consolas has hinting and your font does not. Pure vector graphics do not scale all too well in small size brackets (sic). small lines may become smeared across two pixels for no ...
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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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iOS font with monospace digits 0...9?

Several iOS built-in fonts have monospaced digit characters, including the system default Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Verdana, American Typewriter, Chalkboard SE, Copperplate, Gill Sans, Marker Felt, ...
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What is the monospace font used in Postman? (screenshot attached)

The font is very similar to a thinner version of PT Mono in the Google web fonts. https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/PT+Mono And this is a version from Font Squirrel: http://www.fontsquirrel....
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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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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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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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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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How to use a Web font with more than 65,535 glyphs

I have not tried this myself, but you should be able to use two (or more) fonts, one that contained part of the glyphs, and another one with the rest. So say you have FontA which has characters 1-30,...
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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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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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How to know which of my fonts do or don't support certain glyphs?

I know your problem, because I am working for a minority language. You could go to myfonts.com and look under "languages" if your language or project is maybe covered. This would be the easy answer, ...
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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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Font for representing Unicode non‐printable characters

While searching for something entirely different in the Arial MS Unicode glyph set in Adobe InDesign, I came across this section: This shows that there is a dedicated set of Unicode Code points for ...
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Which Monospace fonts pair well with Seravek ExtraLight?

Using Courier as the basis for comparison, the criteria were: less wide than Courier less exaggerated (more constrained) than Courier Based on this criteria, I would suggest experimenting with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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1976 TRW Defense and Space Systems Group font

I immediately thought, "IBM Selectric" when I looked at the paper you linked to. I did a little searching and found someone had scanned their IBM Selectric typeball fonts: [http://typebarhead....
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Monospaced fantasy fonts

Some suggestions to get you started: Rune Exodite Magzetician Comic Runes (!!!) Nyctographic And.. oh well, why not have a look at the whole category, there's so many that could work for you! ...
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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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What monospaced font is this?

ORCBe is pretty close, but I am pretty sure this is custom. From the description of the work on the studio's portfolio page for this identity system: The brandmark and identity as a whole was ...
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