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Subject: Re: Black Letter Fonts (was Re: Type factoids)
From: Gary Munch <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 22 May 2000 13:34:02 -0400

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 Black letter type should not ever be used in all-caps
>style. The caps letters are so embellished that a word composed of
>them is almost illegible.

Lombardic-style drawn initials do this work right nicely; their uncial
qualities match well the uncial qualities of the blackletter majuscules
they'd replace in a word of all-caps, yet they are clearer than the B-L .


Gary Munch
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Type & Type Design

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