Re: Using bodoni like fonts for text in polymer
Well, I think I could defend that statement further by pointing out
that Caslon was favored primarily in the Anglo-American sphere, and
thus had limited appeal or exposure, whereas the Modern faces that
Bodoni/Didot spawned had much broader acceptance, throughout western
and central Europe as well as England and the US.
Late nineteenth century journals were predominately set in anemic
Moderns. Emigre even tried to imitate this once in one of the issues
of their magazine (with a double column treatment!). I thought it
their best (and central to the argument that was being waged). I don't
think their followers got it though.
> Austin, I think you mean legibility, which is a typographic concern.
> Readability is more a pyscholinguistic phenomenon.
> For instance, readability might come into play when one is reading a
> German bible in black letter. The more familiar you are with the
> language and the characteristics of a typeface or written word, the
> easier it is to read it.
> To go back a bit in the thread, this is why Emigre could claim that
> their "alphabets" were as readable as any, familiarity was the key.
> That did not, however, make them necessarily legible.
> I am not contesting either Caslon's or Bodoni's legibility here. They
> both function extremely well as text faces. But, just a note, Bodoni
> (or its derivations) has certainly "survived" continuously far longer
> than Caslon. Caslon was no longer offered by the foundry as of 1805,
> and was "revived" in 1844 (it is considered the first historical
> revival of a typeface).
Boxcar Press sells this machine. Just give Harold a call, he would
know the meaning of the codes on the dials and readouts.
> Thanks Gerald. That's exactly what I needed! You have been avaluable resource. I appreciate your kindness in sharing of your
knowledge and time. And now, back to working on my other two
Interflex A-4 specific questions ...
> I scanned the Instruction Sheet and have put it in the Files
> Files>Reference materials>Toyobo Tips for Printight.pdf