Kern it… Or Kern not…

by Derata, 10th April 2012

Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to a typographer’s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it.


So what exactly is kerning? Kerning is when you adjust the spacing between letters in a piece of text. Now there is a fun way to test your kerning skills! Play the Kerning Game to test your kerning ability and have some fun with typography. I managed to get 98% on one of the tries, not bad for freehand kerning!

Designers who work with typography will notice that the last letter does not move like normally kerned text in pairs, however this game is still a helpful learning experience. Kern Type has support of multi-touch on the iPad as well as keyboard shortcuts and is very intuitive to play around with.

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