Font Glossary

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Kerning:
Manual or automatic regulation of the spacing of certain combinations (as in VA or TA) in a text, in order to improve letter fit. Traditionally, kerning characters were those which overhung their own width: in many typefaces, the Roman “f” has a kern to the right, the Roman “j” a kern to the left.