Saturday 22 March 2008 — This is more than 15 years old. Be careful.
It’s not often that new typography terms are coined. David Friedman came up with Keming: the result of improper kerning. LOL!
BTW: is this a total font-geek joke, or does it have broader appeal? I don’t have a sense of perspective on this one...
I wish I could help you with this but I used to be a total typo-geek, so I'm just as biased (?) as you. Still, I'm afraid the joke will be lost on most people as they probably have no idea what kerning is in the first place.
Just a thought: In a language where "rn" is pronounced as "m", this would probably be a valid ligature :)
Most people are not simply unconcerned about rn - m misunderstandings in what they read or write: they don't have the slightest notion about kerning because they are unaware of the problem and thus unable to think of the solution.
At SXSW I saw two zip-up hoodie sweatshirts with "KERN" in big block letters on the front. You see, if you unzipped it partway, you could separate the letters!
Add a comment: