Talk:1015: Kerning

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Did this to my "friend," and I must say it really hasn't had the intended effect. He's still happy and normal. Davidy22[talk] 13:08, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

A good website for anyone who really does want to learn about kerning is

SilverliteSword (talk) 19:30, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

The originial transcript in the html is:

[[Some IDIOT used a font with TERRIBLE kerning on the side of a building for a sign labeled "CITY OFFICES". Only.. you aren't even frickin' sure because of this terrible kerning, as the "C" and the "I" in "CITY" have waaay too strong kerning. And so do the "C" and the "E" in "OFFICES", to the point that it actually looks like TWO words. And the I and the C are so close together, they almost look like a freakish K! Two people stand in front of this sign. One notices all these obvious flaws, while the other exists in peaceful ignorance.]] Person 1: *Argh*! Person 2: what? If you really hate someone, teach them to recognize bad kerning.

Title text: I have never been as self-conscious about my handwriting as when I was inking in the caption for this comic.

Why isnt that used here? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Firefox fails to display overlapped kerning. 15:56, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

The guy on the left might be so angry he'd try to punch the building -- but you can't fight City Hall. 15:51, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

The pen is broken, use finger. -- 22:06, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Google is still showing the words "kerning" and "keming" in search results with one pixel of letter spacing added and removed respectively as of the time of writing. It should be noted that this isn't really kerning as such, just variable letter-spacing for the whole word AmbroseChapel (talk) 04:16, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

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