Here is how my company-mode's drop-downs look,

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As you can tell, they are uneven, ugly and somehow a different font than what my Emacs is using (Iosevka). I found this question, but did not quite understand the answer. It was also asked back in 2015 so maybe there is a better answer now?

My emacs is GNU Emacs 26.3 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.30) of 2019-09-16 and company-mode is at 20200324.2145. I am using doom-theme atom one.

I want the drop downs to look like they do in the screenshots present on the company-mode's website.

Is there a way to achieve this? I looked for configs pertaining to the company's drop downs but could not find anything. Is this a font issue? If so, could I just use a different font for company's drop downs (something that is not uneven), which font? Any recommendations? Maybe set it using use-package's custom face attribute?

Is there anything else I am missing or is there an easier solution?

1 Answer 1


Looks like you are using a variable-width font, not a fixed-width font, for those menu items. Find out which Emacs face is used for Company menu items, and change its font to a fixed-width font by using M-x customize-face.

I don't use Company, but a quick look at company-template.el, which is where its faces are defined, suggests that maybe the face you need to customize is company-tooltip.


;; company
(use-package company
  :ensure t
   ((t (:family "Iosevka")))))
  • I had to use M-x customize-face to set the font family of company-tooltip variable. That fixed the raggedness. If you incorporate that in your answer, I'll accept it.
    – scribe
    Apr 26, 2020 at 21:06

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