fullwidth

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English[edit]

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A Korean command prompt showing halfwidth and fullwidth characters.

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Japanese 全角, zenkaku.

Adjective[edit]

fullwidth (not comparable)

  1. (computing, typography) Of a text character, occupying the space of two alphanumeric characters in a monospace font, or two "normal" text columns.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chiefly relevant to CJK monospace fonts, where alphanumeric characters are normally halfwidth and Asian characters (Chinese characters, kana, etc.) are normally fullwidth. However, there are designated halfwidth kana and fullwidth alphanumeric characters that may appear in any CJK font, monospace or proportional, and Chinese characters are almost always "fullwidth".

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Letters in fullwidth form