# Re: [NTG-context] negative kerning

```On Jan 18, 2010, at 6:46 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

> MkIV only:
>
> \definecharacterkerning[packed]
>
> \setupcharacterkerning[packed][factor=-.125]
>
> \starttext
>
> \input knuth
>
> \start
>
> \setcharacterkerning[packed]
>
> \input knuth
>
> \stop
>
> \stoptext
>
> Wolfgang```
```
Wow!! That is one of the best things I have read in a while - it means we can
have proper "gesperrten" Text with proper hyphenation! Really excellent, thanks
a lot for pointing this out, Wolfgang!

Thomas
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