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Subject:

Re: FB Miller specimen abberation?

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Joshua Darden <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 12 May 2000 18:13:29 -0700

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andy crewdson asked:
> So, which is the real display 'R'?

I wrote:
> Let me ask Tobias.

I did ask, and Tobias responded:
> As I recall, Matthew's thinking was that this Scotch motif could
> plausibly support either form, so both were included. To emphasize the
> delicacy of the Display cut, the "double-back" model was made as the
> default. As features get stripped down for better stability in the Text
> cut (viz. figures 2 and 3), the simplified R becomes the default.

> That said, the simple R was put into the Display version, for those odd
> moments when it would work better than the default. Preceding an 'A' for
> instance, I think the simpler would look better any size.

> Looking at the files again I see that the fractions also shift
> fundamentally, from vertical in Display to diagonal in Text.


Regards,

josh.


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