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Offline Erica McPhee

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Learn to Kern
« on: May 24, 2017, 09:47:08 AM »
This is the most fun I have had in awhile. It's a game where you try your hand at kerning (letter spacing) and then it compares it to how a typographer would do it. I scored 92 out of 100 (the first few tripped me up until I got the hang of it). Very fun!

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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 10:49:24 AM »
This was a fun way to break the morning routine  ;). I got 90. A very cool way to show how important spacing is and a great way to try your hand at it.

This would be a great little teaching sideline in a typing class. I took typing as a junior in high school in 1973. We had IBM Selectric typewriters at school and I had a manual Olivetti typewriter at home. The Olivetti took the dual color ribbon (black and red inked) and of course the keys were not always well aligned (used more than a few of the old white paper correction strips).

Thanks Erica for the fun and for triggering a fond memory  :)
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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 12:01:55 PM »
Hehe, that was fun! I also scored 90. The first one was the worst, also the most debatable imho ;) I only scored like 59 there.
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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 12:31:35 PM »
90.  :)

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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 02:52:41 PM »
And I scored 90 too  :D
The first one was my lowest score as well @Estefa

Thanks for sharing Erica @Erica McPhee
This was a fun little thing to do!

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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 03:25:22 AM »
Awesome stuff Erica.   :)

The first 3 went crazy till I got a hang of it.  Scored a 94 though.  Quite happy with it.   ;D
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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 05:34:57 AM »
Fun! 100/100  8)
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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 10:03:39 PM »
Hmmm - I am really bad at this.

I got 82 but I am not sure I agree with the professionals on some of the choices - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :-)

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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 09:40:22 AM »
98!
This was fun thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2017, 09:00:16 AM »
This was super fun. I scored 93!

@Estefa The first one is definitely debatable. Even though i managed to get 85 there, I'm not sure what I did was right!!  ::)
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Re: Learn to Kern
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2017, 02:51:06 AM »
Oh my~!! This is so addictive~!!  ;D ;D ;D
I scored 89!!  :P
Guess I need more practice with the spacing~!!  ;)