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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Third, you need to find and know the name of at least one monospaced font. Most computer fonts are proportional spaced, which means that letters like "i" get a half a space, letters like "n" get a whole space, and letters like "w" get a space and a half.
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.
* Monospaced fonts: Don't use these either.--Monospaced fonts were invented to meet the mechanical requirements of typewriters.