In typography, kerning (less commonly mortising) is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result. Kerning adjusts the space between individual letter forms, while tracking (letter-spacing) adjusts spacing uniformly over a range of characters. In a well-kerned font, the two-dimensional blank spaces between each pair of characters all have a visually similar area.The related term kern denotes a part of a type letter that overhangs the edge of the type block.
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  • 5 Things Designers See That You Can’t Unsee

    … or the Jaggies will get you!” Also known as aliasing, this effect happens when there just aren’t enough pixels to display curved and slanted lines. Since type is mostly tiny curved and slanted lines, it’s always an issue, unless anti-aliasing is used to ‘blur’ out the jaggies. If you want to take a belt sander to the following image, you are probably…

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