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Digital Typography: Font Management - ebookcraft 2016 - Charles Nix

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Workshop: "Digital Typography: Font Management" by Charles Nix (Monotype) for ebookcraft 2016, presented by BookNet Canada and eBOUND Canada - March 30, 2016

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Digital Typography: Font Management - ebookcraft 2016 - Charles Nix

  1. 1. Typography Charles Nix
  2. 2. Choose well. Use well.
  3. 3. Don’t be a stupid designer.
  4. 4. Chapter Title ↧ This is an A-head ↧ This is a B-head ↧ This is a C -head ↧ Nobody knows what a D-head is.
  5. 5. Legible: can be read. Readable: easy and enjoyable to read.
  6. 6. Read D.B. Updike [ Then go here: tdc.org/helpful-resources ]
  7. 7. Read new fonts. [ Start here: type-foundries-archive.com ]
  8. 8. Papa Bear | Mamma Bear | Baby Bear 64 64 64
  9. 9. Hippos are wider than zebras. Hippos are wider than zebras. 64 64
  10. 10. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
  11. 11. Emphasis. Emphasis. Emphasis. [emphasis.] Italic Bold True Small Caps Bold Italic
  12. 12. OTF + WOFF
  13. 13. Trenta | Venti | Grande | Tall | Short 62100 38 24 14
  14. 14. Apples : Apples Apples : Oranges Apples : Elephants
  15. 15. Words. An average sentence has about sixty characters or ten words. A readable line of text in a book has about sixty five characters. 5 60 65
  16. 16. Justified eBook type is for fools.
  17. 17. The em is a variable. [ And so is the ebook screen. ]
  18. 18. Short ascenders + descenders Tall ascenders + descenders More leading Less leading
  19. 19. This fine flavor is not this fine flavor.
  20. 20. “inches” 24" Giant’s inches 3'
  21. 21. It was…the greatest presenation ever. It was... [not]
  22. 22. “1/8” is not 1/2 of 1/4.
  23. 23. At 21, my waist size was 11 inches smaller and I was 35% more handsome.
  24. 24. Rest in peace, 21-year-old me. [ 1967–88 ]
  25. 25. Hyphen should not be hyphenated. It’s hyphen-ate, not hy-phenate. And hyphen-ated, not hyphenat-ed.
  26. 26. Look! I didn’t avoid care- lessly stacking hyphen- ated words on consecu- tive lines!
  27. 27. Neither Mer- riam nor Web- ster like being broken. [ But they’re fine with Merriam- Webster. ]
  28. 28. BANSHEES PROPHESY DEATH! HERALDS  PROCLAIM  TIDINGS.
  29. 29. Consistently inconsistent
  30. 30. Put down the knife.
  31. 31. Put down the knife and get yourself some cake!
  32. 32. Wow! You know what? Type without kerning sucks! Yes. Truly. Tons.
  33. 33. Like the FBI and the CIA And the BBC
  34. 34. From 1454–present—though Chicago disagrees—spaces around em-dashes, en-dashes, and ellipses are bad form.
  35. 35. A page from the Department of Redundancy Department, paging Bob Roberts.    Bob Roberts, please answer this page from the Department of Redundancy Department, please.
  36. 36. Wipe out the widows and orphans.

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