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Japanese Typography – Writing System

Adventures in Space: Spacing

February 04, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

William of Wykeham, founder of Winchester College in 1382, made the motto of the college “Manners maketh man”. Similarly one could say that “Spaces maketh font”. Indeed, the white bits of nothing between the characters are just as important as the black. Without proper spacing a typeface is nothing but a collection of glyphs, not a font. In this upcoming series of posts, I will look at spacing, kerning, tracking, and the different types of spaces.