monospaced font


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monospaced font

A font in which each character is the same width. The "i" takes up the same horizontal space as an "m." Courier is a common monospaced font. Contrast with proportional spacing.
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Compared to proportional fonts, monospaced fonts are harder to read.
Consolas, designed by Luc(as) de Groot, is a monospaced font (like an old typewriter) and good for programmers setting code (its core purpose).
One of the most significant differences between a typewriter and a word processor is that most typewriters used a monospaced font and most computer fonts are proportional-spaced fonts.