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fixed pitch
Last modified: Sunday, September 01, 1996 

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.

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