# [NTG-context] character width

Steffen Wolfrum context at st.estfiles.de
Tue Oct 24 18:39:22 CEST 2006

Yes, that's it. Thank you!

But can it also be defined in a more handy   \MySpace[999]   ?
Sorry, I tried some \def ... but didn't succeed.

Steffen

Am 24.10.2006 um 14:55 schrieb Taco Hoekwater:

>
>
> Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> for fine-adjusting I need to have a variable horizontal space
>> sometimes the width of "999" sometimes of "1", for example.
>> Is there a command that reads the width of a character so it can be
>> used in some kind of horizontal space?
>
> There is a \fontcharwd primitive to measure the width of a single
> character is a specific font:
>
>    \hskip \the\fontcharwd \font 1
>
> but it may be easier to put the number(s) in a box and measure the
> width of that:
>
>    \setbox\scratchbox=\hbox{999}%
>    \hskip \the\wd \scratchbox
>
> Greetings, Taco
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