Typography of a motto for a wedding ring

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Marcin Ciura's picture
Joined: 3 Apr 2013 - 1:50pm
Typography of a motto for a wedding ring

I am thinking of using 1 Cor 13:13 ("And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.") in the original Greek for an engraving on wedding rings. Here is an initial attempt:

My questions are:
- The font is GFS Neohellenic. It seems to me that a serif font would be less legible at such a tiny size as a wedding ring requires. Do you have any other suggestions?
- Apparently, there is no kerning in GFS Neohellenic. I think I should add negative kerning for the |ΓΑ|, |ΑΥ|, and |ΟΥ| pairs. How big should the kerning be? Are any other pairs jarring?
- Is the word spacing in the first line not too loose?
- Is the leading good?
- Is there anything else that could be improved?