Definition of kerning
1 typography : the act or result of kerning characters Good kerning can enhance a font's appearance.
2 typography : the distance between a kerned pair of adjacent characters in a line of composed text increased the kerning between the f and the period a kerning of +100 Adobe typefaces tend to have between 500 and 1000 kerning pairs. The El Cheapo font that you downloaded for free from the Web may not have any.— Nigel French broadly : letterspacing, tracking
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