RE: Difference between EM QUAD and EM SPACE

From: Figge, Donald (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 18:59:40 EDT

An EM QUAD is a square [space] with sides equal to the point size of the
font. An EM SPACE is a horizontal measure, usually equal to the side of an
em quad. In condensed fonts, the em space is sometimes smaller than that,
for aesthetic and readability reasons. In expanded fonts, the em space may
be wider than the standard, for the same reasons.
Donald Figge

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Andries []
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 3:32 PM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Difference between EM QUAD and EM SPACE

Could someone explain to me what is the difference between an EM QUAD and an

Patrick Andries
Dorval (Québec)

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