5139Re: [PPLetterpress] Digital Ligatures
- Jan 2, 2006Ignorance, cup-fulls of ignorance, and maybe a dash of laziness and a pinch
of 'faux hip'.
36 Bow Street
Oldham OL1 1SJ England
On 1/1/06 17:53, "Austin" <austin@...> wrote:
> I have a question for all you digital types. Why are these mainstream
> publishers failing to use "f" ligatures in book typesetting? Being used
> to setting type in metal, the use of fl, fi etc. as ligatures seems
> commonplace to me. I have noticed this more and more in modern
> publications. The f and l, or f and i overlap and are obviously separate
> letters. To me a well designed page will appear an even gray to the
> reader. Spots of black or white are distracting and show poor design on
> the part of the typesetter or book designer unless that is the
> objective. These spots can be used quite effectively to draw attention
> to a particular point on the page. I am very aware of that. The black
> spots where the f and l overlap is excessively black. BAD from my
> perspective. It is difficult for me to see it other than laziness on the
> part of the typesetters. Even the most basic of word processors will
> accommodate the search and replace function. Is this just another sign
> of the times?
> Just wondering.
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