Talk:Monospaced font

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CJK fonts and Monospaced fonts[edit]

As far as I know, CJK fonts are in a sense monospaced as well, they are double-width (or full-width) when compared to Latin/Cyrillic fonts, and each CJK character is in its own box, in a sense CJK fonts are fixed-width and fixed-height fonts. Can CJK fonts be said to be monospaced? Or there is a separate category for CJK fonts? Kazkaskazkasako (talk) 14:15, 3 October 2009 (UTC)


I came to this page looking for at least a link to a list of monospaced fonts. Didn't find what I was looking for. (talk) 14:24, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Fixed-width fonts[edit]

Fixed-width font redirects here, but nowhere in the article is the difference between a fixed-width font and a monospaced font explained. In a monospaced font, all characters (usually with the exception of the TAB character) take up the same amount of space. In a fixed-width font, all characters take up either one or two positions (e.g. Roman letters take up one position while Chinese characters take up two positions), and each position has a fixed height and width. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:33, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

"as above" is not correct[edit]

"otherwise they are mis-aligned, as above" does not seem right. On my screen, the mis-aligned example is at the left, not above. I'd fix it, except I'm not sure that "at the left" is correct for every context in which Wikipedia pages are displayed. "Above" might be correct in some contexts. Can someone who understand this better fix it, as appropriate? Omc (talk) 19:20, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Use in generic tabular text[edit]

I'd add the use of monospaced or fixed-width fonts for simple tabular tables where unknown display servers may implement Tabs in unexpected ways. For example email texts, with a list or table of a few columns, mixed text and numbers. HalFonts (talk) 01:43, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Fixed width numbers[edit]

Related to width fonts are fonts with fixed width numbers. Even when using fonts that are not fixed width, at times you want fixed width numeric characters so that a table (or column) of numbers will line up correctly. A quick web search picked up a font called Gotham with characters of varied length but with both fixed- and non-fixed-width numbers (including currency signs and other symbols often included with numbers). I don't know that much about fonts, so I'm not qualified to write about this, but think it should be here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:24, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Excellent point. I actually put notes on this in the typeface article last year, but I've copied them over now. Blythwood (talk) 14:01, 23 February 2016 (UTC)