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

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  • From: Marcus Carr <mrc@allette.com.au>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 10:16:21 +1000

Sean McGrath wrote:

> Advanced typography can be a bit like Etudes by
> Chopin. Their "beauty" can lie more in the complexity
> of the rendering them than in the rendering itself.
> Such beauty is apparant to, and appreciated by,
> a limited and specialist audience.

Sure, that's the case at the high end, but a lot of people can recognise crud
at the low end. A few years ago I saw an article in the paper that was honoring
a war hero who as a pilot, had both his legs blown off but still got the plane
down, saving his crew. In the space of about 10 lines of text, the paper had
managed to hyphenate legend to leg-end not once but twice. (Once for each
stump?) I'm no sub-editor, but on my worst day I'd spot a small problem with


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein

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