iKern · type metrics and engineering
Any written text is not just made of signs, like the letters of an alphabetic system. Their placement is as important as their design. So that we could easily read.
Letter-fitting, the task of pre-determining these signs' relative position, is essential for creating a well-functioning typeface: the base element of modern written digital communication.
iKern is the result of a research in computer-aided letter-fitting started in 2002 and open to the public since 2008 as a one-of-a-kind service.