en quad

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en quad (plural en quads)

  1. (typography) A quad with a fixed width of 1 en.

Usage notes[edit]

The en quad and the en space are usually synonymous as they both start as a space with a width of 1 en. However, in electronic publishing a few contrast the two by holding that if the font is condensed or expanded to alter the width of the characters, the en quad remains 1 en in width, while the en space is altered in width to the same proportion as the printing characters.


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