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.
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    … misunderstood or mistaken terms used by noob graphic designers. Font versus Typeface A typeface is not a font, but a font may belong to a family of typefaces. Tracking versus Kerning Tracking is the uniform space between a group of letters, kerning is the spacing between individual characters. Gradient versus Gradient Mesh A gradient is a gradual…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 21 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- 20 readers -
  • The Shocking Truth About This Little Thing Called Kerning

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