6 thoughts on “Typography: Kerning, Leading and Tracking”

  1. The explanations of kerning and tracking are partly mixed here.

    Kerning is the space between of two characters in a piece of text.

    Tracking is the space between individual characters (characters in general). There are loose and tight tracking (space between letters vary significantly between those, in general).

    Parts from original text:

    “Kerning is the spacing in between individual characters.”

    “Tracking is very similar to kerning in that it is the spacing between individual characters, but tracking is the space between groups of letters rather than individual letters.”

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