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Figure space

A figure space is a typographic unit equal to the size of a single typographic figure (numeral or letter), minus leading. Its size can fluctuate somewhat depending on which font is being used. In fonts with monospaced digits, it is equal to the width of one digit. This might look like:

Example n n-1
  10    9
 100   99
1000  999

In Unicode it is assigned U+2007 figure space (HTML: ).

Baudot code may include a figure space. It is character 23 on the Hughes printing telegraph typewheel.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Fischer, Eric. "The Evolution of Character Codes, 1874-1968". 
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