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.
Using font features such as serif and proportional spacing has often been suggested as a way to enhance the readability of text by printers and graphic designers (Craig & Bevington, 1999; Will-Harris, 1990).
Screen-Extender is a must for anyone who prints with proportional spacing and/or includes italics, and sub/subscripts in their text.

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