Characters Spacing Not being applied to spaces

I am working with a monospaced font, however I need to adjust the character spacing to meet my desired text layout. The curious thing, is that the character spacing is not applied to spaces as it applied to every other character.  I can also adjust the word spacing, however that only adjusts a single space in a continuous string of spaces.

Is there anything I can do to reduce the "space" between space characters??

  • tedious task but you can use the node tool to move characters left or as needed.
  • Hello theeld; I put the adjustment for kernning,word spacing, and line spacing on a menu bar in setup so you can adjust any kind of text you like.


  • How do you adjust the spacing?
    Word spacing affects all "spaces" in a text, not just one.

    Oh, I think I know what you mean now: If you add several spaces between characters (for some reason, I'd personally avoid it), only the last one gets the additional space, right? Guess that's how it works.
    The way around it seems to be to use non-breaking spaces instead, Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar instead of Spacebar alone.
  • Although this thread is quite old I'd like to add my 2 cents to it because I was googling for the same problem and found the reason myself:

    If you apply "Full Justify" horizontal text alignment to text using the Paragraph button or text object properties, whitespace spacing will be controlled by the justification algorithm. That algorithm, however, doesn't take character or word spacing into account. (Hmm, a bug? Shouldn't be by design, I'd tend to believe.)

    Just wanted to share my findings, so anyone else encountering the same problem will find the reason behind this here.