fullwidth

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Japanese 全角, zenkaku.

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fullwidth (not comparable)

A Korean command prompt (cmd.exe) showing halfwidth and fullwidth characters.
  1. (computing, typography, of certain characters) Occupying two columns on a traditional text display such as kanji, as opposed to halfwidth occupying only one column such as alphanumeric letters. Some characters have both forms: for example katakana ka has the fullwidth and the halfwidth .

Usage notes[edit]

Usually, fullwidth characters are used to match the space taken up by characters – particularly Chinese characters – in certain other languages such as Japanese.

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Letters in fullwidth form