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How do people usually measure character width for the purpose of comparing characters? Are measurements made of just the characters themselves, or does the measurement measure the sidebearings? Does one just measure the numbers of characters-per-pica and compare that? Or is this just one of those things that a researcher does however he or she feels is appropriate?
And has anyone ever seen a script that can just flow through a font and calculate the average width of alphanumeric characters?