letter y

I love how the “y” and “?” get all snuggly in AOL Instant Messenger when using Lucida Grande at 10 point. It’s a classic case of bad kerning, but it’s very symbolic. The letter “y” is often used to communicate the word “why” which can be, in turn, represented by a “?”. It makes sense that these two characters are so close because they are so closely linked to one another

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Tom Saaristo
18 years ago

Haha! You said “kerning”! LOL!

Mark R
Mark R
18 years ago

Better Kerning is going to be one of my New Years resolutions this year. In 2006, my kerning will be much better I promise!!!

Mark R
Mark R
18 years ago

Merry Christmas to Eveyone!!!
Happy Hannukah!!!
Happy Kwanza!!!

Laura K.
Laura K.
18 years ago

i saw a print ad for that. it rox!

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