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Kerning Test

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:57 pm
by Dick Pape
This will examine your kerning skills. Move letters into position in a 10 font test. Nicely done.

http://type.method.ac/

Re: Kerning Test

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:05 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thanks for that. A fun way to hone your kerning skills.

Re: Kerning Test

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:11 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
My averages for three runs were 82, 85, then 93.

I tried the test several times when this thread was first posted. Then my highest average was 91.

Re: Kerning Test

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:17 pm
by vanisaac
I scored a 78 the time I did it, but I couldn't figure out how to actually do the first one, and ended up submitting it before doing anything. By my back of the hand math, that put my real score at 86 (78/90*100).

Re: Kerning Test

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:23 pm
by Branais
Thanks for posting that, Dick — a very entertaining challenge.

I scored 79, which included 3 x 100s, and one zero! ;-) (I don't always agree with how tightly people kern letters to capitals like T, so even though the variation was small, "Type" was the word that did me in.)

(See, even here in my browser, the "Ty" is far too tight, to my eyes. Just me?)

Oh, and by the way: hi, everyone. I'm fairly new here, though not to the world of typography, and haven't posted much. Looking forward to some useful and interesting conversations.

Re: Kerning Test

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:35 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Branais wrote:Oh, and by the way: hi, everyone. I'm fairly new here, though not to the world of typography, and haven't posted much. Looking forward to some useful and interesting conversations.
Welcome aboard.

It is always good to have some feedback from experienced Typographers. Kerning is difficult to get right. Optical metrics in the latest Pro version may reduce the amount of kerning needed, but that's also difficult to get right. See my thread in the Feature Requests forum.

I tend to make my kerning too tight. The top three are my fonts, the bottom one is Times New Roman.
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