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Tips for kerning type

Letter combinations

Negative kerning is widely used to fit capital letters such as T, V, W, and Y closer to some other capital letters & combinations Ta, Te, and To. It is also used to fit a full stop or a comma closer to these letters. Some other combinations that use negative kerning are FA, L T, and LY.

3 Letter kerning

Look at your text in groups of three letters, check if the middle letter is visually centered. You dont have to messure it. Make it optically correct

Upside Down

Flipping your text upside down helps to see the space between letters clearly without reading the text.

Letter groups

In order to kern you must first understand the spatial relationship between characters.

Problematic groups

Diagonal-to-diagonal: AV

Open-sided-to-round: LO

Diagonal-Square: VE

Capital T-to-lowercase: To

Unusual Combinations: Vs Ws WX Vz

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