# Set the input font for comments the same as the display font

Since the display font for comments is variable width and we can't do formatting that would require a fixed width font for column alignment anyway, is it possible to set the input font to be the same variable width font?

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| Plead  | action | User    |
|--------|--------|---------|
| Please | don't! | voyager |


Writing HTML/code/ASCII art/ASCII tables by hand on a variable width font is <blink>evil</blink>!!!1

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You write ASCII tables into comments? – Ladybug Killer Apr 12 '10 at 17:05
That'd be one hell of a comment – squillman Apr 12 '10 at 17:06
Noooo! Don't use <blink>! Didn't you hear? It's finally official that <blink> is evil. – balpha Apr 12 '10 at 17:10
Sure, you can put all kinds of things in comments, but they're being displayed using a variable width font. I'm just proposing that the input be done in the same font. It's useless to try to do column alignment since we can't put newlines in comments and have to get tricky in order to even try to get things to line up. – Dennis Williamson Apr 13 '10 at 7:55