At 14:01 Uhr -0500 09.11.2003, Peter Stanbridge wrote:
>>It's true that the spaces between the words in G's pages are close
>>and even-looking. But what makes you think that Gutenberg did not
>>vary the spaces (just a little) between the words?
>Exactly, if he varied the widths of the characters, then he obviously
>could vary the space between the words.
>And looking at the version available online, you can see variations
>in the thickness of the word spaces.
One source states that the special glyphs "made it possible for him
(Gutenberg) to make every line of the (42-line) Bible the same length
without ever altering the distance between the words". I have no way
to know for sure, but that assumption seems to be a bit far fetched.
Rolf F. Rehe
Design Research International
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