I'm trying to test out a new font called Triplicate. When I try to use it each character is vary wide, like within a square, shown in 1. Setting
variable-pitch-mode doesn't change anything. I've not seen this problem with other fonts, and it does not have such wide spacing outside of Emacs, like in Abiword. It also looks good in OS X with the same Emacs configuration. Changing the width setting to condensed/compressed/normal/supercondensed/etc doesn't change the width at all.
I'm on Arch Linux, Emacs 25.4.1.