Poor letter spacing can ruin (or make hilarious) even the best thought-out text, as these examples demonstrate. If these mistakes are not the result of an errant space, then they might be result of automatic “kerning,” which is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters.

When type was printed using cast metal, parts that needed to overlap adjacent letters hung off the edge. Computer typefaces might have manual, automatic, or no kerning whatsoever; no kerning can make it appear that there is a space between letters when there, while automatic kerning produces mixed results.

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#3 I'm Sorry, What's Broken?

I'm Sorry, What's Broken?

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JackopSkaličan 11 months ago

letter spacing is totally right in this picture..

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#4 Badly Misspelled Name

Badly Misspelled Name

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SagaaboyzR 11 months ago

I wonder how the worker would call him after the beverage is ready to serve.

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#5 Spacing Is Important

Spacing Is Important

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MounawarAbbouchi 11 months ago

Kids Exchange doesn't sound any better.

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#7 Bull Titan Us

Bull Titan Us

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AnjellyDaxMacWynn 11 months ago

Whyyyyy?! This may be the worst!

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#8 Space Bar, You Had One Job

Space Bar, You Had One Job

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karenza 11 months ago

nice visual i got from this one.

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#9 Hey Walmart... Kerning Is Important

Hey Walmart... Kerning Is Important

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BarbaraConover 11 months ago

Holly Monsen's comment is funny as the original

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#10 Worst Tart Ever

Worst Tart Ever

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BenFowler 11 months ago

Fake. California plates max out at 7 letters/numbers.

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#11 Bad Kerning, Good 'shrooms

Bad Kerning, Good 'shrooms

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Panpan 2 months ago

They missed an i!

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#12 My Aunt In The Philippines Made A Nice Birthday Cake For My Relative Curt

My Aunt In The Philippines Made A Nice Birthday Cake For My Relative Curt

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KristyStaples 11 months ago

That's a cursive lowercase "r", sorry kids, doesn't look like an "n" ... do they even teach cursive anymore (some one called it old font, lmao, cute) ?

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#13 Sign Above The Megaflicks Store

Sign Above The Megaflicks Store

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LeilaniGribner 11 months ago

Mega fucks were given at that store...

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#14 Maybe They Should Pick A Different Font Next Time

Maybe They Should Pick A Different Font Next Time

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Lala 11 months ago

...the sequel to Wuthering Heights.

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#15 Lego Click Brick

Lego Click Brick

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PalomaLaFéministe 11 months ago

no lowercase d is that stretched out. I saw click.

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