These are thumbnails of Image Magick created images.
Just putting out text "AB" "-kerning -10" and incrementing font size by 5pt from 31 to 231pt.
Notice how at smaller sizes A & B are overlapping strongly and progressively less so as you get to larger font sizes?
Can anyone explain why or does anyone have any ideas how to counteract it? I spit out widths etc and I'm having trouble thinking of a formula.
In the end I already have an app using this and the user can choose point size and spacing amount.
BUT... the users can't handle that the spacing amount is not linear as shown above... and to be honest it's off putting when I use it.
I suppose I could make all text at 120pt and resize it down but that seems messy, looks ugly, and just sounds like a poor solution.
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convert -pointsize 31 -kerning -10 -font Arial -background white -fill "#848484" label:"AB" "ARIAL_31pt_0_-10k.jpg"
This was ImageMagick Windows command line version 6.6.5 - does it in 6.9.3 as well and I'm 99% sure it's doing it in Linux. Tried a couple typefaces.