avvicinamento

English translation: tracking

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Italian term or phrase:avvicinamento
English translation:tracking
Entered by: Sarah Gregg

15:16 Jan 31, 2012
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)
Italian term or phrase: avvicinamento
Can someone help me with the English equivalent of the Italian term "avvicinamento" referring to the way a "corporate font" should be used in documentation... "interlinea 12 pt, avvicinamento -10". I had thought about "kerning", but that should be "crenatura". Any ideas? Thanks.
Sarah Gregg
Italy
Local time: 23:11
tracking
Explanation:
Could be tracking, but I'm not certain. Similar to kerning, but does not take individual character pairs into account (e.g. spaces all glyphs equally)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning
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Simon Lewis
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:11
Grading comment
Great, thanks to Simon and the others for the confirmation.
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tracking


Explanation:
Could be tracking, but I'm not certain. Similar to kerning, but does not take individual character pairs into account (e.g. spaces all glyphs equally)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning

Simon Lewis
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Great, thanks to Simon and the others for the confirmation.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roberta Anderson: yes, it is tracking - as you say, kerning is only between pairs, while tracking is applied to wider rnge of text, like a whole line or paragraph. It's used in InDesign.
3 mins

agree  stefina: yes...definitely!
10 mins

agree  Barbara Carrara: Yup! http://books.google.it/books?id=qfCvkOwbyIkC&pg=PA58&lpg=PA5...
14 mins
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