Kerning

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.
Posts about Kerning
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    … is the purest form of color, not a shade or tint. Hues are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Color is an all-encompassing word referring to a hue, shade, tint and tone. Any value of a hue refers to a color. DPI versus PPI DPI is the number of dots per printed page. PPI is the number of pixels per inch of a digital image. White Space…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 18 readers -
  • Typography Terminology: Apex to Swash and the Gadzook In Between

    … on the baseline. Gadzook – The embellishment that connects the two letters in a Ligature. Joint – The point where a stroke connects to a stem. Kerning – The distance between letters in a word. Leading – The distance between the baseline of one line of text to the next. Leg – A short, descending stroke on a letterform. Ligature – Two or more letters…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 17 readers -
  • The Shocking Truth About This Little Thing Called Kerning

    … Land: The difference lies between the kerning adjustment that the SERP displays for the query “kerning” as compared with “typography kerning.” What impact does kerning have? Kerning sounds so simple. It’s such a pervasive part of our everyday Web experience. You are experiencing the impact of kerning at this very moment as you look at the letters…

    Neil Patel/ The Daily Eggin SEO EMail- 32 readers -
  • 5 Viral Ideas That Demand Dedicated Servers

    … a day’s worth of discussion, arrangement, and kerning. The echo-alert page leverages a splash of Google colors to signify whether one should spend all day (or just most of it) on Twitter, growing all-knowing about “algo” tweaks that influence less than 1% of web results and .00001% of actual humans. The page, looking like Google’s homepage (shhh…

    Harris Schachter/ OptimizePrimein SEO Google Twitter- 8 readers -
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