Re: OT: A Note on the Type

Subject: Re: OT: A Note on the Type
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:15:37 -0700

Technically, this information is provided by the publisher, not the
author. It's probably there as a subtle hint to submit feedback on the
readability of the chosen typeface.

Some even include the point size and leading (measurement of the
distance from the top of the ascenders with that of the line below).

The geekier publishers use this as an opportunity to introduce new or
esoteric faces, especially if they commissioned the design.

If you like type, you might want to subscribe to the Rising Stars
email newsletter from, which presents interviews with type
designers. Pretty neat.


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