[EversonMono] Everson Mono not monospaced

Adam Twardoch adam at twardoch.com
Wed Jun 9 21:54:46 IST 2010


It's possible that the font does not set the appropriate PANOSE "is
monospaced" flag.

Best,
Adam


On 10-06-09 22:50, Charles Reilly wrote:
> I installed Everson Mono onto a Windows XP SP3 machine and found that
> it wasn't monospaced!  Windows Vista had the same problem.  I was
> using plain ASCII text.
>
> After a bit more research I've found that sometimes it's monospaced
> and sometimes it isn't.
>
> When applications (e.g. Notepad) use the Uniscribe API for text output
> Everson Mono isn't monospaced.  Uniscribe supports more font features
> (e.g. font shaping) than the older Windows font rendering APIs.
>
> When applications (e.g. Word 6) don't use Uniscribe the output is monospaced.
>
> However, other monospaced fonts (Courier New and various Chinese
> fonts) work fine with Uniscribe so it isn't clear if the fault lies
> with Uniscribe or Everson Mono.
>
> Cheers,
> Charles
>
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