From: Michael Brady
> Under your theory, all words and lines
> of text produce boumas (boumae? boumai?)
> but very few fixed and recurring numbers do.
Very few letter sequences are seen as boumas too.
For example "nxo" will never be read as a whole,
because it almost never happens; it's certainly
rarer than any number triplet.
> numbers and numerical values, being different
> from words, should stand out slightly
And maybe they do so by having stroke
stress [in part] opposite to that of
From: Gary Munch
> the Latin tradition used a cursive italic.
Not necessarily cursive. In fact the primary attribute of
an italic is nothing more than slant (I mean as far as the
reader is concerned); and this is why so-called "upright
italics" (now somewhat fashionable) don't work right.
> a significant portion of a figure's meaning is in its place
Same for a letter!