May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1015: Kerning (described)

A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.


Scene: Two stick figures are walking down a city street. A brick wall displays a sign that says “CITY OFFICES” with the “f”s too close together and too much space between the “C” s and the following letters. The first stick figure has hands held up in rage and a small squiggly black cloud over the head.

First Person: Argh!

Second Person: What?

Caption: If you really  hate someone, teach them to recognize bad kerning.

Hover text: I have never been as self-conscious about my handwriting as when I was inking in the caption for this comic.

Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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