>when was variable witdh spacing introduced (rather than cutting types
>in varying widhts as Gutenberg did)?
I don't get this one. Today, characters in digital fonts still have a
specific width assigned to them. You can modify that width (add
positive or negative spacing) but that possibility has always existed
-- at least for positive spacing.
Negative spacing (and leading) became possible with phototypesetting,
because from then on the image produced was no longer linked to a
physical 'hard' negative.
Is that what you mean or am I missing your point?
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