Ben Crowder

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Andrew Johnson’s article on his typographic experiments in augmented reality is good.

Realtime 3D is another medium that affects our typography and design. What implications are there for typography? Does this change how we need to design?


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Recommended: Standard Ebooks. They’re doing the same kind of thing I’ve done — making nice EPUB/Kindle editions of Project Gutenberg (though my efforts have of course been at a much smaller scale, and far more sporadic). Even better, Standard Ebooks has good typography standards and they’re proofing the books against original scans. This is a good project.


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I enjoyed Simon Cozens’ talk The Journey of a Word: How Text Ends up on a Page. It’s a good explanation of the overall process of how text works: the input text stream, fonts, shaping, language support, line breaking, and PDF generation. Lots of good stuff.


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Dodecaglotta is a lovely polyglot Bible in progress — Latin, Greek, Church Slavonic, Syriac, Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Old Georgian, German, English, Dutch, and French. The custom typeface looks very nice as well.


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Ordinals and degrees on OS X

For a while now I’ve used option-0 on OS X to type a degree symbol, primarily for tweets about how blasted cold this winter has been. But I’ve accidentally transgressed. That symbol (º) is not in fact a degree symbol, though it sure looks a lot like one. It’s actually an ordinal indicator. Sayonara to my typographic street cred…

To get the real degree symbol (°), type option-shift-8 instead. Now if only I could go back and edit all those tweets… (I blame iOS, where holding down the 0 key does in fact get you a degree symbol.)


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