1024dowding, for p.f.
- Nov 3, 2002peter, i looked at 'optical alignment of the ends of lines', p.70 of the
1995 hartley & marks ed. what is the problem? -brian
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> 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.
> >on the subject, we mustn't forget Geoffrey Dowding's excellent slim
> >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
> >it does for setting digital type for photopolymer. When setting in
> >nowadays, I hunt to find 5/em spaces for word spacing rather than 3/m,
> >now to me looks like such a large space it could house a family of
> >As a teacher, I'm always looking for good typography books for students
> >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?
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