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Subject: Re: typographic break terminology
From: "Rolf F. Rehe" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:06:57 +0200
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At 11:00 Uhr -0400 17.10.2005, Michael Brady wrote:
>On Oct 17, 2005, at 10:47 AM, Rolf F. Rehe wrote:
>
>>I think ``spacebands'' is rather misleading, an arbitrary 
>>designation. "Blank line" it should be.
>
>Agreed, but not arbitrary. A "spaceband" is (a) a Linotype terms for 
>a sliding, variable-width space matrice (well, not literally a 
>matrice) used to fill out lines; and (b) not the musical combo in 
>the  Star Wars bar scene.
>
Quite true. But a spaceband of Linotype coinage is a horizontal, not 
a vertical spacing tool.

Version b: if you say so.

-Rolf
Rolf F. Rehe
Media Consultant
Design Research International
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