[tex-eplain] \obeywhitespace issue

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed May 25 00:11:27 CEST 2016

Hi Rodolfo,

    1     L'albero a cui tendevi
          la pargoletta mano,

A natural space in CMR is 3.3333pt; a numeral is 5.0pt.
Therefore the results do not align.  They align in cmtt because they (and
everything else) have the same width.

You can't use spaces to get WYSIWYG output in variable-width fonts :).
To get what you want independent of font, use a table or some other
alignment method ... -k

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