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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  • 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- 13 readers -
  • The Shocking Truth About This Little Thing Called Kerning

    … time you see more than one letter or symbol together, you’re seeing kerning in action. This seemingly little change — a simple presence or absence of space — has such enormous impact in every area of the Web. Kerning affects readability, and readability affects everything else. Instapage puts it like this: “[If] the kerning is too minimal your…

    Neil Patel/ The Daily Eggin SEO EMail- 22 readers -
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    … in the Mid East, and navel lint. Startup Chic Beardtique It’s important for serious cereal entrepreneurs to sport fresh duds on their way to becoming the next digital influencer. Entrepreneur chic’ hoodies, Skype-ready pajama bottoms, and other startup-dress-up favorites, curtail costs and help maintain presentation from the waist up. Entrepreneurs…

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