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   Re: The problem with typography (with or without flow objects)

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  • From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: Eve.Maler@east.sun.com
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 09:23:35 +0100 (BST)

Eve L. Maler writes:
 > In my days as a technical editor, we were forced, over and over, to make 
 > decisions that increased the accuracy and quality of information to the 
 > detriment of their beauty. 

Sounds good to me. Not sure how it relates to FO?

 >  It used to take 4 to 6 weeks to send 
 > camera-ready copy, get salt prints back, check for (can you be-LEEVE?) 
 > broken type/orphans/widows, review corrections, blah, blah, blah.  

excellent. I bet the documents were better as a result

 > Being 
 > able to freeze the docs nearer to freezing the code helped our accuracy a 
 > *lot*.

Knuth would point you at literate programming, and ask why the docs
were separated from the code in the first place.


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