You kern something every day

As a part-time typography geek, I was delighted to discover a neologism coined by David over at Ironic Sans.

“Keming: n. The result of improper kerning.”

By happy coincidence, the next day I found the perfect example of keming. Google provides previews of various books, along with links to Amazon et al, where they can be purchased. The previews are scans, but are also indexed onto Google’s search engine using optical character recognition. And OCR, as we know, is highly susceptible to keming-related errors.

Here’s a chapter-heading from Google’s scan of Paul B. Farrell’s “The Millionaire Code”:

And here’s how it appears in the search engine.



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