[NTG-context] special font issue 3 user groups

Adam Lindsay ntg-context@ntg.nl
Sat, 17 Jan 2004 00:24:25 +0000


Hans Hagen said this at Fri, 16 Jan 2004 15:30:51 +0100:

>   http://www.pragma-pod.com/downloads/special/special-s.pdf

Looking at the special-s version, I noticed a few things:

Special Characters : Euro (& others) (p. 106)
The synthesized forms of the Euro, paragraphmark, copyright, registered,
and trademark make the limits of the default (or is it ec?) encoding
apparent. Ick.
What's up with the promille?

Historical Notes : Courier
Off the top of my head, I thought Courier originated with (designed by?
commissioned by?) IBM. I can look into it.

Historical Notes : Charter
"Charter offers small cap, extension and alternate typographer sets that
help to make it more versatile and functional."
This is misleading in a book focussed on free TeXLive fonts. I would suggest:
"Bitstream offers small cap, extension and alternate typographer sets
that help to make Charter more versatile and functional."

Interesting design (as always!)

adam
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