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Fixed Pitch

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:43 am
proportional pitch font

)Refers to fonts in which every character has the same width. Most typewriters and inexpensive printers use fixed-pitch fonts. Newspapers, magazines, and books, however, usually use proportional fonts, in which different characters have different widths.

The use of a fixed-pitch font is called monospacing.