I like Ubuntu Mono for coding, but one thing about the font puzzles me. Almost every editor I use it in, I have to set the size of Ubuntu Mono two points higher than other fonts to make the letters have the same size.

What about Ubuntu Mono does this?

Is is a bug that should be addressed?

Example comparison from PyCharm

DejaVu Sans Mono: DejaVu Sans Mono

Ubuntu Mono: Ubuntu Mono

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    +1 Confirmed in Sublime Text Editor. Comparison between Monaco and Ubuntu Mono.
    – Parto
    Commented Jul 19, 2016 at 11:18
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    Same here, but this should be reported as a bug.
    – dadexix86
    Commented Jul 19, 2016 at 11:30
  • I experience the same but don't see it as an issue that annoys me. I agree that this would be better as a bug report, if it bugs you enough. As such it's off topic on AU. Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 6:51
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    It bugs me because it makes it hard to set something, e.g. a web page or a program showing code, in the font, and have a fallback font with same size setting.
    – beruic
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 8:01
  • Reported upstream bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-font-family/+bug/1860251, please vote.
    – memeplex
    Commented Jan 19, 2020 at 16:15


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