Is there a half-width font for Chinese characters? I have a half-width font for Japanese and it covers a lot of Chinese characters but not all. By "half-width", I mean you can display Chinese characters like English alphabet as shown in this pic. I quickly looked it up in English but no result. I feel there must be some somewhere, since there are narrow fonts for English and Japanese at least, as far as I know?
I believe the option to choose "half-width" or 半角, as opposed to "full-width" 全角, is used in Chinese input systems only for punctuation and other symbols, but not for Chinese characters.
You can read more about it here:
From what I can discern, the original reason for having "narrow-width" and "full-width" characters was to make sure that CJK and English text could be properly aligned.
In fact, there ARE narrow Chinese fonts. Check out the whole family of 「方正兰亭黑 Pro」 or 「汉仪旗黑」.
See one of the narrow fonts of the 旗黑 family: 汉仪旗黑X3
But this is a rather expensive approach, and probably not what you need.