On Sat, 5 Jun 1999, Michael Scarpitti wrote:
> That's because you don't understand my point.
I understand your point, and I understand Maxim's point.
To answer your initial question: I don't care if swash caps are made for
Palatino. I'm not really interested in typeface revival, myself. Other
people are, and that's just lovely. Some nice work has been made that
I think that the response you have seen here is a concern for the rights
(or lack thereof) of type designers in respect to their designs. I also
think that the kinds of responses have been consonant with your own
reaction to the initial message regarding Mr. Zapf's position on Palatino.
You took it a little personally when someone mentioned that you might want
to ask Zapf before redrawing and digitizing Palatino. It was a legitimate
concern, I think, but the discussion shortly turned nasty.
Basically, you'll do what you'll do. People may or may not care. If
*you* would just like to have a nice set of swash caps for Palatino, then
go for it. If you want to market it, then you might want to rethink that.