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  • Brian Molanphy
    Nov 3, 2002
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      peter, i looked at 'optical alignment of the ends of lines', p.70 of the
      1995 hartley & marks ed. what is the problem? -brian

      > Message: 2
      > Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 09:08:36 -0600
      > From: Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...>
      > Subject: Re: More reading...
      >
      > At 9:32 AM -0500 2002-11-02, Katie Harper wrote:
      > >I agree with Kathy: one can't have too many books about typography.
      > While
      > >on the subject, we mustn't forget Geoffrey Dowding's excellent slim
      > volume,
      > >Finer Points in the Spacing and Arranging of Type,
      >
      > Ah, be careful with Mr. Dowding.
      > His arrangements are actually very poor.
      >
      > In any case, do as he says, not as he does.
      >
      > Check out the page on 'optical alignment of margins' and see if you can
      > determine the problem. These are visual problems, and have to be solved
      > visually, not mechanically.
      >
      >
      > > which I have found doubly
      > >useful, since it applies to those of us who set metal perhaps even more
      > than
      > >it does for setting digital type for photopolymer. When setting in
      > metal
      > >nowadays, I hunt to find 5/em spaces for word spacing rather than 3/m,
      > which
      > >now to me looks like such a large space it could house a family of
      > four...
      > >
      > >As a teacher, I'm always looking for good typography books for students
      > in
      > >beginning and intermediate stages. I agree with others on Stop Steeling
      > >Sheep, as much as I might admire Eric Spiekerman as a type designer.
      >
      > Would be interested in your critique of ESs book. Is it too German?
      > Gerry?
      > >...
      >
      > PF
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