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How small (pts) can you print text if you have a powerful magnifying glass?
Commented on Friday, 24 October 2014 - 3:48pm

- http://www.all-the-worlds-a-page.com
- http://www.wired.com/2013/07/this-poster-has-...

Hermit: a font for programmers, by a programmer
Commented on Monday, 9 September 2013 - 3:00pm

@ admin — Please delete this node 106203, but keep 106204, since the link to the latter one was cross-posted on https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6355655

Accidentally posted twice...

Typeface design software
Commented on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 - 2:08am


Codex journal
Commented on Saturday, 15 December 2012 - 2:52pm

My copy arrived yesterday. Shabby carton box, no protective plastic foil wrapper; so beware if yours arrives when it rains.

I was in love with the first issue. It’s been a while…

Very nice magazine, probably one of the best typography...

Chinese editorial design
Commented on Monday, 5 March 2012 - 4:55pm

Susanne Zippel, Fachchinesisch Typografie. Chinesische Schrift verstehen und anwenden. Grundlagen multilingualen Erfolges in den Märkten des Fernen Ostens.


Digital Calligraphy/Typography
Commented on Friday, 24 February 2012 - 3:58am


Where does the custom of "opening" the counters come from?
Commented on Saturday, 18 February 2012 - 5:53am

In the case of Scala, opening up the counters definitely adds to its intended use. Martin Majoor conceived the typeface at the end of the 1980s with low resolution output devices in mind (such as the...

Where does the custom of "opening" the counters come from?
Commented on Saturday, 18 February 2012 - 1:48pm

Exactly. But with lighter/less pixels.

Design of an astrological font
Commented on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 - 5:08pm

Annie S.D. Maunder (1868–1947), The Origin of the Symbols of the Planets. “The Observatory” 57 (1934): 238–247. [Bibcode...

French Renaissance Revivals
Commented on Thursday, 2 February 2012 - 8:00am

The Greek script is — like any other current script — indeed very spaghetti-like. This has nothing to do with the letters themselves — after all, the Latin alphabet shares most of its (originating, capital) letters with the Greek. It is the way they...

French Renaissance Revivals
Commented on Friday, 10 February 2012 - 5:20pm

Thanks for your sample setting of the Civilité. Very nice!

As for coding eventual OpenType features for automatic substitution of single glyph sequences into ligatures, breviatures and contractions, either for Greek, or for Latin (such as the...

French Renaissance Revivals
Commented on Thursday, 30 December 2010 - 1:45pm

Any progress in your work on the fonts, Mr Magog?

Do you plan to do some elaborate OpenType scripting to get to the pleiad of ligatures?

Link to the pdf with the above mentioned digitised edition:

French Renaissance Revivals
Commented on Saturday, 28 January 2012 - 3:42am

Dear Mr Vauthier,

Nice work!

The coarseness of the glyph’s outlines does not seem to be a problem when printed in text sizes, as you clearly intend. On the contrary, it adds to the warmth of the text and the typographic colour of the...

Greek Tattoo font
Commented on Monday, 20 August 2007 - 9:41am

Draw them yourself. I did so for a friend of mine, who had himself tattooed with Greek lettering. Archaic monoline glyphs work best.

Greek Tattoo font
Commented on Monday, 20 August 2007 - 1:03pm

Here is the kind of alphabet I meant.

I suppose the feature won't be for Greek users only? And that perhaps you're looking for a tattoo-like font that supports all kinds of...

Commented on Saturday, 18 August 2007 - 5:54am

And what about favicons? I'm perplexed how even the largest internet corporations don't have proper favicons for their websites. Look at those of eBay, AbeBooks, TechCrunch or even Apple. Those designers don't seem to know how the surrounding...

Commented on Sunday, 19 August 2007 - 5:11am

Legacy browsers that don't support transparent .png, likely don't support favicons either. So, that's not the issue.

How to properly convert RGB image to CMYK for print (help)
Commented on Friday, 10 August 2007 - 8:22am

Don’t convert. And don’t use any profiles either.

Your printer has to put your pdfs through the RIP anyway. The settings of his RIP software are set—or at least should be—to match the profile of his press, while each single press and every...

Need some suggestions to talk my boss out of Arial for a textbook-like publication!
Commented on Friday, 10 August 2007 - 8:48am

Commissioners are sometimes quite fussy and always ignorant about fonts. So don’t try to persuade them. Especially if they are 45+ women. No sexist intentions there, just mere experience. If a commissioner has the time to quarrel over fonts and to...

When a typeface is no longer a typeface...
Commented on Thursday, 14 December 2006 - 3:01pm

Paul — I have been collecting (entries) of typfaces/fonts for some time, trying to categorize them. The strategy I adopted is something like:

Category(*) > Typeface > Cut or Version > Font

Categories in my case more or less...

OT language tags: IDCS2 support?!
Commented on Tuesday, 12 December 2006 - 11:17am

Paul — All right. But it was quite disenchanting a surprise to me, to learn the industry's OT-savviest application doesn't support one of OpenType's imho most indispensable attributes yet. I took this for granted, since all the documentation on OT...

OT language tags: IDCS2 support?!
Commented on Monday, 11 December 2006 - 8:12pm

Right. How many more decades?

OT language tags: IDCS2 support?!
Commented on Thursday, 21 December 2006 - 9:26am

Miguel — Thanks for the info. But what do you mean by 'improved'? Either language tags are supported, or they are not. At the moment they are not, in InDesign CS2.

What's so difficult? The user can specify which language applies to what string...

Favorite Typefaces & Combinations
Commented on Saturday, 9 December 2006 - 4:14pm


Favorite Typefaces & Combinations
Commented on Sunday, 10 December 2006 - 6:34am

Dan — Is it (your avatar) perhaps an Odd Nerdrum painting? (Or at least Norwegian retrogardist school?)