1015: "Kerning"

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Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Postby stopmadnessnow » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:01 am UTC

All this talk about kerning reminds me of the Kipling joke.

"Do you like Kipling?

"I don't know, I've never Kipled."


But kerning is a past participle I take it? Yet no one talks of "a kern".
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Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Postby orthogon » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:41 am UTC

stopmadnessnow wrote:All this talk about kerning reminds me of the Kipling joke.

"Do you like Kipling?

"I don't know, I've never Kipled."


But kerning is a past participle I take it? Yet no one talks of "a kern".

The songbook tune and jazz standard All the things you are was written by a Kern.

Kerning is, and Kipling would be, a present participle or gerund. I think it's a gerund in the Kipling sentence, because it's treated as a noun, but I've never been too clear about the distinction. Kipled is a past participle in this case, though the past tense would have the same form.
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Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Postby speising » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:33 am UTC

stopmadnessnow wrote:All this talk about kerning reminds me of the Kipling joke.

"Do you like Kipling?

"I don't know, I've never Kipled."


But kerning is a past participle I take it? Yet no one talks of "a kern".


wikipedia wrote:In the days when all type was cast metal, parts of a sort that needed to overlap adjacent letters simply hung off the edge of the sort slug. The bit of metal that hung over the edge was called a kern.

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Re: 1015: "Kerning"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:53 pm UTC

The thing about recursion problems is that they tend to contain other recursion problems.


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