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Toronto Typophiles meet
Posted 18 Apr 2009 - 1:58pm

I notice that there are many typophiles in Toronto. I will be making a short trip to Toronto after I graduate at in mid-May; I don't know if you ever get together out there, but I would welcome the opportunity to meet while I'm there. I will be there...

The design and non-design of philosophical papers
Posted 9 Feb 2009 - 3:31am

(Apologies for the length. For the short but incomplete version, just follow the bolds.)

It seems that typographic criteria are an important factor in how philosophers distinguish scholarly from non-scholarly...

Marquet No. 14 et Titulaires de Theophile Beaudoire
Posted 31 Jan 2009 - 1:50am

This is a continuation of a previous thread: http://typophile.com/node/7596.

Where you will notice the biggest change is in the italics, which are really what are most this face. The nice thing about...

Identify this . . . paper?
Posted 8 Mar 2008 - 9:33pm

I am currently trying to identify a paper used in a book I own. The book is a 1971 reprint of Gibran's The Prophet published by Knopf. The paper is a rich peachy coloured laid paper which is quite smooth on one side. It has a peculiar...

ClearType, in XP and Vista
Posted 12 Apr 2007 - 2:23pm

I've been bothered lately by the limited control that I'm able to exert on font display in XP with the ClearType Power Toy. It got me thinking about how there used to be a variety of controls for CoolType in Adobe Reader, back in version 5 or 6. So I...

Best laser printer for text?
Posted 27 May 2005 - 9:18pm

Trying to find information on this topic has been frustrating. What should I look for in a laser printer to produce the best results for text printed from PDFs on a Windows desktop? Is it a question of the driver? I.e., is there a difference between...

Winnipeg typophiles?
Posted 23 May 2005 - 3:29pm

I am curious to know if there are any Winnipeg typophiles on these forums. Or am I the only one? If you don't know what or where Winnipeg is, then you're definitely not one!

Adrichom
Posted 11 Jan 2005 - 12:07pm

This is something I’ve only just started to work on and is based on the lettering of renaissance cartographer Christian Adrichom. The proportions are pretty extreme, so if it were to be used for setting text the leading has to be reduced as it...

DocBook XML Typesetting
Posted 9 Dec 2004 - 10:50pm

A friend of mine wants to publish a manual for his CMS software package that is being written in DocBook XML. I did a search here but nothing turned up.

Since I use LaTeX primarily, I...

Perrin OT
Posted 8 Nov 2004 - 10:37pm

Hello. This is my first stab at font building. It is not an original design, but my attempt at recreating the fonts found in the Oeuvres de Descartes series published by J. Vrin in the 1970s. It was pointed out to me by someone named...