proportional spacing


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proportional spacing

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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a feature of some typewriters and other output devices whereby the space allotted to each character is determined by the width of the character
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The financial burden could be considerably lightened if I prepared camera-ready copy using an IBM Executive typewriter with proportional spacing, which I was on the verge of purchasing second-hand for $240 to prepare a genealogy of the Eckler family.
Screen-Extender is a must for anyone who prints with proportional spacing and/or includes italics, and sub/subscripts in their text.
Economic operation of Jaguar is made possible by optimising the maximum size or number of characters by using true proportional spacing plus kerning, thus providing foil and label savings.

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