kerning

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English[edit]

kerning

Etymology[edit]

From kern (part of a letter which extends into the space used by another letter) +‎ -ing, from French carne (corner).

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Noun[edit]

kerning (countable and uncountable, plural kernings)

  1. (typography) The horizontal space between selected pairs of glyphs in a typeface.

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Usage notes[edit]

Kerning and tracking are sometimes confused; the latter refers to the uniform adjustment of letterspacing for a whole unit of text, while kerning relates to the spacing between two individual glyphs.

Verb[edit]

kerning

  1. present participle of kern

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