ff fi fl ffi ffl fk fh ft

In most roman faces the letter f reaches into the space beyond it. In most italics, the f reaches into the space on both sides. Typographers call these overlap kerns. Only a few kerns, like those in the arm of the f and the tail of the j, are implicit in a normal typefont, while others, like the overlap in the combination To, are optional refinements, dependent of the letterforms.

Reaching into the space in front of it, the arm of the f will collide with certain letters—b, f, h, i, j, k, l—and with question marks or parentheses, if these are in its way.


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