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Could be ok for a text, but for a logo it has some flaws. The advantage of this case is that all joints are between a straight stroke and a curve stroke. Taking x as a reference kerning between the straight and the curve, all the red arrows shows different separations. This is my tip: imagine this logo like a giant construction on a wall, small mistakes ...


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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 themselves. This confirms what I thought when I first saw it - Looks OK to me. Edit - A comment above drew attention to a previous answer which includes my ...


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I don't particularly see the problem in the separation between I and N, I see it in the others, especially in the angled corners. Taking the separation between the two vertical strokes as the reference module (a in the image below), you can make a base scheme that can be optically adjusted later: From there, the relationship between a curved and straight ...


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Look at the red below: We do have some good questions on this such as: Difference between kerning vs letter spacing? What is kerning and what is the point of it? The way I would come up with the kerning in this example is to use the given tracking. Example of this here: Do note that the kerning is subjective in nature and is typically ones opinion. ...


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There are several reasons why you might end up kerning type. Well-made and carefully designed typefaces include a kerning table that provides applications with instructions on how to adjust space between letters when they are displayed in text. Unfortunately, there is no way to account for every single letter relationship at every single possible size. ...


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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 possible and useful to apply kerning based on a larger string of characters (polynomial). This is called contextual kerning. (As far as I'm aware, the term ...


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I would use half the width of the vertical for kerning between most areas (magenta rectangles) then the full width of the vertical on either side of the ls (orange rectangles). If you want a more open and airy feeling, you might consider using the full width of the vertical for most areas and then double the width around the ls. I would also shorten the ...


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Beyond conceptual issues, some construction adjustments would help your logo a lot. It is understandable when we use certain fonts with some figures that the estructural axes don't match. What is not permissible is when the designer is the one who creates the figures and makes them do not match anywhere. This logo is very structural and relatively simple to ...


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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 blackletter; so standard kerning pairs did not apply): By far the most important one: Use kerning classes. While your font may have a lot of glyphs, many of them are ...


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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 below example. By contrast, Linux Libertine solves these problems by contextual forms (for the f), better kerning (between ľ and e) or does not encounter them in ...


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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 kerning triplets, quadruplets, and so on. While this choice of words is somewhat justified by the Greek origin of binomial and polynomial meaning consisting of two/...


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Applications don't kern by default. The font files have internal kerning data. Application read the internal kerning data and display that. The cheaper the fonts, the worse the kerning tends to be. Default kerning is a direct result of the font file and is not the fault of any application using that font.


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You're half right! In the case of degrees of arc, the degree symbol follows the number without any intervening space. In the case of degrees of temperature, two scientific and engineering standards bodies (BIPM and the U.S. Government Printing Office) prescribe printing temperatures with a space between the number and the degree symbol, as in 10 °C.[...


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Kerning equates to .class { letter-spacing: Xem; } Leading equates to .class { line-height: Xem; } use the exact same conversion you are using for the font size to get the correct em values. 1pt = 1px


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My belief is that you simply can not measure with kearning- you just have to really LOOK. Step back five feet. Most of the time, your objective is probably to achieve a sense of balance. You can also use the kearning expressively, but this is not for the weak squeemish newbies or anyone who abhors having to explain themselves. I intentially exaggeratted ...


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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 be more academic than practical unless you're experienced with typography and/or a type designer. Here's a basic rule-of-thumb kerning exercise that will get ...


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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 Burn, Disco Inferno" so I think they probably deserve some credit for the initial origin of the phrase.


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Saying Adobe is bad at kerning does the software a disservice. Yes, as Scott said in his answer, lots of font files don't kern well by themselves. Fortunately, Adobe has the 'Optical' kerning option built into the Character palette: Using this setting, the software will analyse the letterforms and come up with its own kerning. It's not always perfect, but ...


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The main reason to pay close attention to kerning is for readability. Visual appeal is also very important. Another reason is that a properly kerned word will typically take up less horizontal space than an unkerned word, therefore allowing larger type sizes (this is useful for book cover design and poster design). For more information, check out this ...


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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). Tracking would add (or remove) from the space that's already defined from kerning.


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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 just to be sure that you prefer what you already have. (For consistency, you'll have to change them all, of course.) About the type, I think that bears more ...


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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 relative to the current type size. In a 6‑point font, 1 em equals 6 points; in a 10‑point font, 1 em equals 10 points. Kerning and tracking are strictly ...


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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 is generally best to use the ligatures available to you. The other option of increased kerning leaves you with unbalanced white space (In your example the space ...


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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 features associated to them. Some of those features are activated by default in most programs and contexts (e.g., kern is activated by default for horizontal text,...


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Try Kern.js. which is based on Lettering.js (both jQuery plugins): http://www.kernjs.com/ http://letteringjs.com/ That would hopefully give you kerning control without sacrificing SEO and accessibility. Update: I just found out about kerning.js, which may offer even more control than Kern.js: http://endtwist.github.com/kerning.js/ Also based on ...


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I found out that there is a huge problem with generating font files that include kerning pairs in Fontographer 5.0. As update 5.1 fixes this, downloading the newest update (5.2 currently) from FontLab's website should fix this for You. There is also a kind of experimental solution with instructions available on their forums that You can try if You want to ...


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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 with vectors if you want) For each row of pixels (or arbitrary vertical unit if you go with vectors), check that both glyphs have at least one pixel present For ...


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Kerning is a generic word for adjusting the letter-spacing or "tracking" on a letter-by-letter basis - it does not refer to any specific process by which to do so. It can refer to either: pre-defined kerning or kern pairs, where kerning information is embedded in the font; automatic kerning, where the text is automatically kerned by computer but not by ...


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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 the text. Press Alt+> or Alt+< to adjust the tracking. If < requires a modifier for your keyboard layout, remember to press the modifier key as well. ...


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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 eyes. As for the first square: I don't think it's too busy. But I would adjust kerning for the "Plast" section if possible. The P & L, and S & T create ...


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