I recently spotted a kerning problem in one of my fonts, in a word having consecutive kerning pairs.
At first glance I thought it was my fault only, but after looking at some fonts from the big guys we all admire, I discovered that
this problem was much more frequent, and that many people suffer from the
The problem was inconsistent fitting in words made of consecutive kerning pairs.
For example, consider the word "Waves" having 3 consecutive pairs: Wa + av + ve
I think the reason for this, is that when we kern single pairs, they may look good on their own.
But when we find such words, where a pair follows another pair and then another pair and then another, the small inconsistencies add-up and the problem becomes more evident.
So, I want to generate a list of words that include a pattern of consecutive kerning pairs.
Having a set of test words will allow us to better double-check for kerning consistency "across pairs", to be used as a second-pass after the kerning of single pairs is done. For extra refinement.
Basically, I need help from some magic programmer who can make a script to detect that kind of words inside a dictionary. Once I have the list of words, I will upload it to the testing page for everyone else to use.
I can provide the pairs list to be used as "seed" for the script to detect the words.
Anyone up to the challenge?