File /Humanist.vol22.txt, message 309


From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
To: humanist-AT-lists.digitalhumanities.org
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 06:34:18 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.311 fonts with Unicode



                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 311.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 04:58:24 -0800
        From: "Daniel Boyarin" <boyarin-AT-gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 22.309 publication-quality fonts with full Unicode
        In-Reply-To: <20081110062529.694F9248C6-AT-woodward.joyent.us>


Dear Erik,
Thanks for this helpful note. By "attractiveness" I meant all that you
meant. I just wanted to get a list of suitable fonts for their designers to
choose between, since they're not used to working yet with full unicode
apparently.
thanks
db

On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 10:25 PM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>
>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 309.
>         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                Submit to: humanist-AT-lists.digitalhumanities.org
>
>
>
>        Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 03:36:38 +0000
>        From: Erik Fleischer <erikf-AT-uvic.ca>
>        >
> Hello Daniel,
>
> Attractiveness should not be the only criterion adopted to select a
> suitable typeface for your project -- the actual content of the book and
> how it is going to be presented (number of columns, frequency of graphic
> elements such as illustrations, etc) should be the starting point. Also,
> since different scripts are going to be used, you don't necessarily need
> a single typeface. You could, for instance, use Minion Pro for the Roman
> and Greek and Adobe Hebrew for the Jewish (in scholarly circles the
> script is actually called Jewish, not Hebrew). However, matching
> typefaces is a much more complicated matter than it may at first seem:
> one needs to consider factors such as style, weight, x-height,
> apertures, relative size of bowls and other details that are normally
> invisible to the untrained eye.
>
> You should visit Typophile (http://typophile.com) and post your query
> there. You'll more than likely receive very good advice from
> typographers who, unlike me, have set Hebrew texts.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Erik
>
>



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