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Questions tagged [kerning]

Questions about the adjustment of spacing between font glyphs to achieve a visually pleasant arrangement.

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Why are computers so bad at automatically kerning?

Photoshop, Illustrator and similar graphic design software are in general bad at kerning. Why does the computer find it so hard that we need to manually go through headlines and text just to get it ...
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How to kern heading on two lines

I have a left-aligned lettering made of two words that is displayed on two lines. The two words are quite different in length (4 vs 7) and I was wondering if you could point me to the best way to ...
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Are there any benefits to using kerning pairs over kerning classes?

I've been learning how to use FontForge and am now getting my feet wet with kerning. I see that there are two options to do kerning: classes and pairs. To me, classes seem to have no downside. When ...
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What computer subsystem is responsible for font kerning?

Kerning - adjustment of the space between two specific letters. I am just wondering what computer subsystem is responsible for font kerning. Is it font engine? Or it is quality of specific font? If ...
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Symbols “degrees” and “degrees centigrade”: proper spacing

For mathematical and physical units, usually there is a thin space between the number and the unit, in the LaTeX syntax for example $1008\,\mathrm{kPa}$. However, I feel that angular degrees (e.g. $...
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Kerning on the fly

Do anyone know any algorithm which would calculate automatically kerning of characters based on glyph shapes when user types text? I don't mean trivial calculation of advance widths or similar, I ...
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Kerning absent in .ttf and .otf files made with with Fontographer 5

I configured my font's kerning for every possible letter combination in Fontographer 5 and when I preview it from there, everything is as it should be, but when I generate the font files (TTF and OTF) ...
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How do I convert leading and kerning expressed to CSS styles

I have been given a design / style guide for a website that has the fonts expressed in point (pt) measurements, and additional leading and kerning adjustments - e.g. 40pt font, 60pt leading, -30pt ...
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How to create SVG for good typography on the web without buying Illustrator?

I have a web font which I would like to display using SVG instead of in HTML. The reason for this is that I want to display large typographically beautiful text, and I don't see any way of getting the ...
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Difference between kerning vs letter spacing?

What is the difference between kerning vs. letter spacing?
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How is my kerning?

I'm new to graphic design and I have this branding project I am working on. I need to know how my kerning is for the dimension given in the picture below; I'm finding it rather difficult in ...
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Improper kerning in iOS app, using Helvetica Neue

I think I'm posting this question in the proper SE site, as it pertains more to designers than programmers. I developed an iOS app with a programmer (I'm the artist), and we're using Helvetica Neue. ...
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What is kerning and what is the point of it?

From what I see here, it seems kerning is just rearranging the space between letters. However, the comments here lead me to believe there's more to the story. Is kerning really that simple? Is the ...