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May
5
comment Are faux small caps now considered OK?
@A.Donda See here for more demos of the good, the bad, and ugly — and not necessarily in that order. The stroke width should be the same in the small caps as in the rest of the font at the same size, and the proportions should be different.
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Feb
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comment Where should drop cap be suitable?
@supercat I rather like the examples as presented. They demonstrate a variety of different approaches, and the professional setter of type should have all these and more at the ready.
Dec
31
revised When should someone use ligatures?
Corrected a phrase that had a missing word
Dec
30
comment What to do with small cap initialisms at the start of a sentence?
Please pick up a print version of The Economist and notice that they always use small caps for initialisms and the like. Notice also how attractively NOT IN YOUR FACE that this is, unlike this sentence.
Dec
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Jun
27
revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
Added what was wrong with lorem ipsum example
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
out out damned typo!
Jun
27
revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
added 145 characters in body
Jun
27
revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
deleted 1 character in body
Jun
27
revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
added chi-rho versal from Kells; sorry, I couldn’t resist :)
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
forgot a point about transitions
Jun
27
answered Where should drop cap be suitable?
Jun
17
comment Is this typeface intentionally so uneven, or is this some display error?
I’m curious (read: astonished) that you find the first screenshot to be in any fashion appealing. That sample seems to employ justification by wordspacing alone, something I find worse on the eye than ragged-right text with invariant wordspacing. I believe I might go mad reading a book like that. To be readable, it also needs letterspacing and optimally subtle glyph reshaping as well.
Jun
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Jun
16
revised When should someone use ligatures?
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