I'm using a serif font 16px for a name in a business card. The 1st letter is 'L' and the last is 'O', its quite long as is standard South American convention double 1st name and double surname this equates to a 10mm space on either side. I am using illustrator.
The problem is when I auto-align the name it looks too far to the right as it appears the serifs on the 'L' are included in the alignment. When I center the name using the upright of the 'L' it does look better, but still not quite right: For my eyes it needs a nudge to the right.
What is the correct method to solution this problem? My current options are as follows:-
- Use the auto-align
- 'Manually' align on the upright of the 'L'
- 'Manually' align to eye
- Change font / size / colour
I could not find anything on a internet search, whilst writing this question it suggested to me that this is a kerning problem and addressed the same way? ie manually adjust until looks correct to eye?