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Tracking

Synonyms: letter-spacing

Tracking is the letter spacing over a range of characters. Tracking (or letter-spacing) ​refers to loosening or shrinking a selected block of text, while kerning is the process of adding or subtracting white space between specific pairs of characters.

 

The spacing will be the same throughout the block of text, and this spacing method to affect visual density in a line or block. Tight tracking, especially in small text sizes, can diminish legibility, while adding too much space reduces readability.

 

Original: Monica Galvan

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