hi i'm new to emacs and i'm really amazed about the org-mode. But i have some problems with the tables.

i want a nice looking table but i get always a strange format

example: enter image description here

But i want it like this:

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i have the configuration from https://github.com/myTerminal/super-emacs but it also doesn't work without this configuration (standard configuration).

My system font on Arch Linux is Liberation Sans and Liberation Mono

On my Windows computer emacs org-mode tables work fine i have this problem only on my Arch Linux.

I hope somebody can explain me what i have to change.

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    "A table is re-aligned automatically each time you press <TAB> or <RET> or ‘C-c C-c’ inside the table". Are you using a special font?
    – JeanPierre
    Sep 25, 2016 at 19:36
  • Is the buffer even in the org-mode? Sep 26, 2016 at 11:18

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You're using a proportional font; switch to using a monospaced font and the columns will line up.

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