# [XeTeX] Mono-spaced fonts problem solved?

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jul 14 21:24:52 CEST 2009

```Luisa wrote:
> Hi guys!
>
> I've been noticing strange behaviour of xetex when using monospaced
> fonts, actually, the offending behaviour only raises when  puncuation
> signs are present, it looks like xetex's adding extra space for them.
>
> I begun looking on the net for this, finding reports of the same problem
> within this same mailing list, but without solution a priori.
>
> So I wanted to ask if this has been solved already, or is it that the
> ones which have asked this are doing something wrong?
>
> Among other things, I've tried enabling frenchspacing, and even
> producing similiar texts with inkscape and plain tex at the beginign, so
> as to check the problem is not in the font itself (tried with different
> mono fonts anyway), etc.
>
> Thanks for any info,
>
>

% disable extra space after some punctuation
\frenchspacing

Personally, I think this should be set as default by the installer, like
A4 is set default for the region where that is used. The 'non french'
spacing, is mainly used in United States (to my limited knowledge on