The San Francisco font uses proportionally spaced numbers by default, however it does support monospaced ones. As a developer I know how to make it use monospaced numbers when showing text in an app, but I have no idea how to type them while using text editors such as Notes.

Does anyone know how to do this?

I'm currently using Helvetica Neue for monospaced numbers as a workaround.


The standard way to do this would be Format > Font > Show Fonts, click on the gear wheel at top left, then on Typography, then select the right variation for numbers.

  • Can you confirn that this approach works in Notes? When I tried this, the little window said “multiple fonts selected” or smth like that. Dec 7 '17 at 2:23
  • @NikitaKukushkin No, it appears to be broken at this time. Presumably a bug to report to Apple for fixing in a future update. Dec 7 '17 at 4:32
  • @NikitaKukushkin I think Notes may be too primitive for this kind of thing. Dec 7 '17 at 4:40

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