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I’m Tom Christiansen, author of Programming Perl and Perl Cookbook from O’Reilly. I work for Grant Street Group, who are always looking to hire more Perl programmers.

I’ve undergraduate degrees in Spanish and in Computer Science, and a graduate degree in compsci focusing on operating systems design and in natural language processing. I’ve studied Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and German, with a smattering of other languages thrown in. For the last few years I’ve been dabbling in computational linguistics.


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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
Added what was wrong with lorem ipsum example
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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
out out damned typo!
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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
added chi-rho versal from Kells; sorry, I couldn’t resist :)
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revised Where should drop cap be suitable?
forgot a point about transitions
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answered Where should drop cap be suitable?
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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.
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revised When should someone use ligatures?
Major restructuring, focus, and elaboration
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answered When should someone use ligatures?
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comment When should someone use ligatures?
@PhilPerry No, that’s not true. The software should be deciding this for the obligatory ones that will not typeset correctly otherwise.
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answered Proper typesetting guide
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