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Subject: Re: Double checking
From: Dave Nalle <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 18 Apr 2000 17:46:26 -0500

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>michaellynch wrote:
>>  I did a search on a database under development
>>  that has over 80,000 known digital typefaces in it
>So, uh, can't we Typo-Lers like be
>beta testers for that or something?...  :-)
>BTW, I think Roy's other face (besides "Preston")
>is called "Prentis", not "Prentice", no?
>>  there may be some other valid reasons to not use it.
>Yeah, "Preference" gives me bad vibes too.
>Roy, what about "Preferent"? It has a certain classy air,
>like the names of Poppl's fonts enjoy. It means "they prefer"
>in French, but I think it sounds its best when the "ent" is
>pronounced. Plus it has some meaning in Catalan*, no?
>It has a nice Romance flavor to it, but with a
>twist of an enigma.
>Oh, I just remembered where I heard "preferent"!!
>It was at the Montmelo grand prix in Catalunya,
>a few years ago: it was a designation for a section
>of seats; it means "grand stands" (or at least some
>nice stands :-).

I think it more likely that is a derived erroneously
from preferrential.  Those who get preferrential
treatment at the grand prix sit in preferent seating.


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