Fixed PitchA fixed pitch (also known as "monospaced" or "non-proportional spaced") typeface is one in which the widths of all the character glyphs (at a given font size) is identical.
For example, in the case of handwriting or hand-drawn characters, one might normally expect the letter "m" to be considerably wider than the letter "i". However, when using a fixed pitch typeface, both character glyphs take up the same amount of space on the screen or paper.
The opposite of a fixed pitch is variable pitch (also known as "proportional spaced") where the width of different character glyphs varies.
The difference between fixed pitch (below) and variable pitch (above) is shown in the following image:
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