On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 10:27:00 +1100, vellum wrote:
The key issues are:
>This book was [...]set in 8 and 10 point Times.
>The layout used double column pages (224). Page size was 8.25 by 10.25
>inches with 3 inch fully justified columns.
>[...] Currently, the book contents are at least 50% greater than
>[...] We want to consider fonts which would be suitable for the
>book. They should be broadly compatible with the earlier Times
>[...] we do not want to increase the overall page number/size etc
It is obviously not possible to make the colunmns 50% wider:
3 inches x 1.5 x 2 won't fit on the page any more.
I don't quite understand whether the normal font size of the
1st edition is 8pt or 10pt. If it's 10pt (what I suppose), you
might still reduce that to 9pt _and_ make the columns as wide
as possible. It is easy to imagine that the result would
be butt-ugly and hard to read, so this is not a reasonable
The last remaining degree of freedom is the typeface: Times
is already very, very compact! I doubt that any other typeface
can still save a considerable amount of space. Besides, you
want to stay "compatible" with Times, anyway. Thus, I see no
Conclusion: Mission impossible.
just my 2c