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Average size font

Posted by info on May 26th, 2010

Sometimes you wish to find out how many characters fits inside a specific width.. Here’s a test I tried to find out some width of familiar fonts.
Width test

This example uses 1000 characters to calculate an average width on my screen:
arial normal 10 px -> width 4650px -> Average 5px/char
arial normal 11 px bold -> width 5504px -> Average 6px /char
arial normal 10 px numbers -> width 5430px -> Average 6px per char
verdana normal 10px -> 5583px -> Average 6px char
arial normal 11 px bold -> 6495px -> Average 7px char
arial normal 10 px numbers -> 6448 -> Average 7px char