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by bharvey
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 68262

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Properly designed fonts don't need kerning! Properly designed fonts include kerning values for pairs of glyphs that are set next to each other in the same font, style, and size. But the kerning information stored in the font doesn't help with adjacent glyphs that are raised, lowered, different size...
by bharvey
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1015: "Kerning"
Replies: 163
Views: 68262

Re: 1015: "Kerning"

The picture in the comic is not about bad kerning; there is no kerning in the picture. Kerning is the use of negative space to compensate for the shapes of characters that would otherwise look too far apart. The canonical case is something like L^2 , in which the superscript is kerned to be slightly...
by bharvey
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65890

Re: 988: "Tradition"

What you young whippersnappers don't understand is that the reason the graph peaks in the '50s is that we boomers were the last generation on whom Christmas songs were inflicted on the (top 40) radio, because in the '60s we invented good taste! We saved you from Christmas music on the charts! Back t...
by bharvey
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 62414

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

OTOH, Niklaus Wirth really did invent the Meta key.

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