Ellipsis Communications wrote:
> First I'd get my eyes checked, ....
You're apparently missing the point. I didn't mention
that incident because it's cute; I mentioned it because
it carries implications about the human reading process.
Previously on the TypeDesign list:
The other day I saw this wall callendar with an old
b&w photo of a city skyline with its ship docks in the
foreground. I first glanced at it in passing, and read
the title of the calendar as "Los Angeles" (which is the
area I live in). I looked at it again a minute later, and
was shocked to realize that it actually said "Ocean Liners"!
It was set in all-caps, and this tells me that in the absence
of a familiar bouma (word-shape) -which is what lc letters are
much better at providing- our brain reads all the available
letters in parallel (or as much as possible) and tries to put
together some familiar words as rapidly as possible. I'd read
about that happening, actually, but had never experienced it
And if you think that's off-topic for Typo-L, then yes, goodbye.