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
By Erik Maldre / December 23, 2005 December 23, 2005 / 6 Comments
Haha! You said “kerning”! LOL!
Better Kerning is going to be one of my New Years resolutions this year. In 2006, my kerning will be much better I promise!!!
Merry Christmas to Eveyone!!!
i saw a print ad for that. it rox!
kern. ha! that’s great. how clever is that!
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