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Is that a good kerning?

Two quick tips for checking kerning... squinting your eyes, and inverting the text... by doing this you can focus more on the contrast and white-space and be less distracted by the actual letters ...
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What is a polynomial kerning table?

Polynomial simply means consisting of several terms, as opposed to binomial consisting of only two terms. In most cases, kerning is the spacing between pairs of characters (binomial). It is however ...
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What are some common kerning pairs?

While this may not directly answer your titular question, I hope that it somewhat solves your problem: The following techniques helped me reducing the work on manually kerning a font (which was ...
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What is a polynomial kerning table?

The prefix of nomial refers to the number of glyphs taking into account when determining kerning. Hence a binomial kerning table employs kerning pairs, while a polynomial kerning table considers ...
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Is kerning lacking in the Gentium font?

Kerning of accented characters is still suboptimal with a freshly downloaded version of Gentium Plus. Note the collision in the pairs fà and ïb as well as the overly large gap between ľ and e in the ...
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Change kerning between two specific characters, in a ttf

What you see is an fi ligature (U+FB01). This is a deliberate feature of the font. There are some letters pairs which tend to get too close to each other or even overlap. Increasing kerning will make ...
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Please check my kerning for this logo

The essence of good kerning is to achieve an even appearance to the letterspacing in a word. It's a visual, not a mathematical operation. There some really hifalutin' rules to this, but they tend to ...
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What's the origin of "Kern, Baby, Kern."?

For sure it's a pun, though Suzanne Brockman's "Home Fire Inferno - Burn Baby Burn" is itself 'borrowed' from the 1977 song by The Trammps - Disco Inferno; the main chorus line of which is "Burn Baby ...
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Is kerning also applied when there is a space between characters?

You are not seeing the same kerning as in between the "T" and "y". Kerning is applied between characters, yes, but do not forget a space is also a character. If you select 'metrics' in InDesign, it ...
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Proper use of ligature and kerning

ligatures are designed specifically for this. Well sometimes for stylistic reasons, but combination with "f" will often have collisions. "fi" and "fl" are the most common examples. In these cases it ...
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Kerning in FontForge does not seem to have any effect

You somehow managed to leave the feature field of your lookup empty: If you change this field’s content to kern, everything should be working as expected. Explanation: Lookups are controlled with ...
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Tracking in relation to kerning

Kerning is the defined space between two characters. All pairs of characters have kerning (either default kerning, defined kerning for the pair in the font, or kerning calculated by the DTP software). ...
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Critique: logo design for an engineering company that makes machinery

I think the square in the first use is a little busy -- I'd at least try how it looks without the cutout in the bottom right, or without the small square on the bottom right, or with neither, even if ...
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Photoshop tracking and kerning: what do the number values mean?

The answers given in the question linked to in AndrewH’s comment are correct. As noted on this Photoshop help page:1 Tracking and kerning are both measured in 1/1000 em, a unit of measure that is ...
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Kerning on the fly

I know this is old. I'm working on this right now in a WebGL implementation of wobbly text (whatever). The solution I'm working on goes like this: Get a bitmapped version of the glyph pair (or do it ...
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Online radio logo feedback request

It's the Beat's by Dre logo The logo isn't memorable and is frankly a rehash of every online radio site ever. Headphone/mic? Check Radio "waves" Check Trendly smooth gradient? Check I don't get ...
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Critique: logo design for an engineering company that makes machinery

I like it, fwiw! Comments: 1) Is the first square logo too "busy"? How can it be improved? Not too busy for my tastes, but the mismatch between the lower-right "cut-out" and the red band over the ...
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Kerning Approach for Letters with Large Spaces

I would say it's design dependant, but I think a good place to start would be with creating a visually equal spacing where my green arrows are while trying to keep in mind the pink arrow. The spacing ...
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How to apply horizontal kerning to all letters in the word at once without adjusting the spacing for each letter?

Adjusting letter spacing is called tracking. :) Hopefully this will help you find your answer if you ask elsewhere. From the Inkscape Forum: Switch to the Text tool. Press Ctrl+a to select all of ...
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Critique: logo design for an engineering company that makes machinery

I'm not personally a fan of the "R". It really just looks like a bastardized P to me. But I realize that is probably simply the font you've chosen. Actually reworking the R would go a long way in my ...
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Custom kerning of an existing typeface?

The issue isn't kerning, it's the width of the figures. Avenir (at least the version I have) uses tabular figures as opposed to proportional figures—which essentially means the figures are monospaced, ...
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Feedback for personal brand facelift

Personal opinion.... I dislike the thinner font weight. The more open counters are nice, but the thinner stroke weights are contrary to the mark. Kerning is better in the thin type, especially ...
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What are some common kerning pairs?

There are some good and helpful resources to help you with your kerning (and also answer your question about common kerning pairs): Briem.net by Gunnlaugur SE Briem has a section dedicated to spacing (...
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When designing in the browser how would someone use kerning?

If you want to do serious kerning, there are a few Javascript libraries out there that let you write up kerning rules using something a little like CSS. Of these, the best I've seen is the memorably-...
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How to fix this kerning pair

While I don't know what the guidelines and technologies are that would allow/enable modification of font software, I bet InDesign GREP styles would be a quick way to patch things up. You can add a ...
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Is the kerning on my logo correct?

The F and L do look a little tight but I don’t think it’s too bad. I like the logo by the way.
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Is the kerning on my logo correct?

Not sure which font this is, but consider turning the F/L combo into a ligature if that's available with your font. This joins the letters together and makes an optical correction to particular letter ...
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