November, 2005

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    Typography Tip #2.

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    Typography Tip #2. When justifying text in Microsoft Word use the hyphenation feature to improve the look of your page. Notice in the text block on the left, there is a lot of unnecessary “white space” distributed throughout. When hyphenation...
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    Rscheearch Shmecsearch

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    In September 2003, the following paragraph thundered its way around the internet, and has been an urban myth ever since. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt...
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    Why is Courier New so Thin?

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    The Courier typeface , designed by Howard “Bud” Kettler , has an interesting history which has been discussed in other places so I won’t cover that here. But, a question that sometimes gets asked is why the Courier New font that ships with Windows is...
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    Where does 96 DPI come from in Windows?

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    Most Windows systems are shipped with the display DPI set to 96 PPI . (I’ll use the term PPI in this blog entry as it more accurately reflects usage for computer screens while DPI is more common for print usage. Windows tends to use the DPI acronym...
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    Fontblog Typography Tips

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    Typography Tip #1. When writing your email, or documents, only use one space after a period. period!
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