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Why is the text set in italic? If the text is being set in italic to show that the text is being quoted, I would argue that the quotation marks are a part of the quote—so they should be set in italic too (Some may argue the opposite, but my last argument trumps this anyway). If you are setting the text in italic to add emphasis then it depends on... What ...


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Typically a font’s small caps are designed to rise up to somewhere around the font’s x-height (or a little higher). Regular capitals rise to the full cap-height. For example, in Adobe Caslon: Sometimes the small capitals are just scaled down versions of the capital glyphs, but on a well-considered and complete typeface (like in Adobe Caslon above, or in ...


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The font's creators wanted historical accuracy over what looks right to us now. The model for the Garamond installed with Office, Monotype Garamond, is actually the work of Jean Jannon (misattributed to Garamond - long story). You can see a 1928 print of his original in this pdf on page 36, wonky italic capitals and all. nihilistenhymne's answer is not ...


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If you're a beginner, I actually DO recommend you start out with something simpler and cheaper. Fontlab and Glyphs are awesome programs, but they're also expensive and have loads and loads of features you might not need at the moment. Some lower-budget but competent font editors: FontForge- more than competent, free, open source, multiplatform. Can be ...


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If you are in a position to be able to speak up, I don't think it's unreasonable at all to let your co-workers know that the lack of finality on the copy they give you is causing problems in the design workflow. One company I worked for, for example, never had a real in house designer before me, so they had no clue how to interact with me. Your situation may ...


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They should. Theres no logical reason to exclude anything from your vertical rhythm. Traditionally vertical rhythm isn't something that has been given much importance in web design (nowhere near as universally as in print design at least). Partly due to technical limitations—it's a lot harder to keep a consistent vertical rhythm with baselines and heights ...


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From your question, the general category of characters or symbols that you are referring to are called Whitespace Characters. Whitespace characters are the representation of any character that causes a horizontal or vertical spacing change in typography. The symbols themselves are called markup symbols and stem from proofreading editor markup symbol sets. ...


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The symbol you used for space (·) is 'MIDDLE DOT'(U+00B7) also known as interpunkt or One could alternatively use the symbol (␣) 2423 open box (space symbol) could not find a dot with circumfex but there are combining symbols in unicode so you could use 'COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT' (U+0302) which would result in (·̂) but support in ...


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You don't need text labels. In your example images it's not clear what the two color bars are, but in context it should be perfectly clear. Assuming that choosing a new color in the picker will update the 'new color' bar, that will make it clear what the that color is, and the user is either aware of the color they already have selected, which makes it ...


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Yes, increase the letter spacing. Below a cetain size you should almost always do that. Furthermore there are typefaces specifically designed for small sizes (e.g. see the ink traps on bell centennial) and families that come with specific versions of the same font for different sizes. The latter is usually indicated with specific terms: caption, text, ...


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In general, no. If there is an italic version of the font available, using that obviously has preference. There are lots of fonts without an italic version, though. Especially (cheap) display fonts usually are a single style. I'd say you can shear those as you want. I guess the point where shearing becomes bastardising is when you can easily see that the ...


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Wikipedia, 'Small caps' page: In typography, small capitals (usually abbreviated small caps) are uppercase (capital) characters set at the same height and weight as surrounding lowercase (small) letters or text figures. They are used in running text to prevent capitalized words from appearing too large on the page, and as a method of emphasis or ...


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Boldface with italics lacks sufficient emphasis I don't think it does, actually. The italics make it feel like those words are specific terms that we've learned about previously in the document and should take note of when they appear. APA Style would probably categorize these as "key terms", as discussed in this post. A key term italicized in an APA ...


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Why not use bold for only the words that change? Compulsory contributions from pre-tax income do incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Voluntary contributions from pre-tax income do incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad ...


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Another option: Drop the bold and use color for the whole emphasised string, then bold or italic the extra-emphasised words. Using color isn't a bad option but if the whole string being emphasised is more important than the specific words I would keep the whole emphasised string the same color (wether that is the same color as the full paragraph or not). ...


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Am I missing something obvious with the lower case 'a' & 'e' that will make the angled terminals work the way i want? If by "work the way I want" you consider them be consistent, fluent and overall make an impression then your second solution is the one to go for. Why? First of all the first one doesn't exactly make a wow impression. As Milton ...


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Wow, that's an exacting set of requirements. And you want this for free!? But EB Garamond 12 has all of what you want, but as alternates: it has lining figures available as an option and a single-story 'g' included as an alternate. You'd have to reprogram it in a font editor or use HTML code to make the alternate 'g' and lining figures the defaults.


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With Typophile offline, and all signs point to that being permanent, I would recommend visiting "Phinney on Fonts". That is Thomas Phinney, type designer and enthusiast and president of FontLab. His site features some great tutorials, links to other important sites, lists of must-have books on the subject, and more. He is also a member here at the Graphic ...



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