proportional font


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proportional font

A font that uses proportional spacing. See proportional spacing.
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(23) With proportional fonts, two spaces between sentences create unattractive extra gaps and cause the reader to experience a fixation pause between sentences.
The mean for the mono-spaced fonts was 4.44 (SD = 1.17) and the mean for the proportional fonts was 4.24 (SD = 1.32).
The printout [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED] was nicely formatted using a proportional font complete with the use of italics, bolding and larger sizes for titles, i.e., it provided a true printout of the page without the hassles and distortion one would get trying to make a photocopy from the book.

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