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by tony p
21 Apr 2008, 09:05
Forum: Sofa Threads
Topic: Discussion on typefaces...
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Discussion on typefaces...

I have a fairly traditional steel-framed Condor road / time-trial bike; given it's fairly old now, it is very light compared to some more modern, non-steel machines I see around. Its geometry is not radically upright and short-wheelbased, nor particularly relaxed in its angles so, using Frutiger-typ...
by tony p
19 Mar 2008, 12:39
Forum: Sofa Threads
Topic: Congratulations Mig!
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Congratulations Mig!

... and I'll bet that a big proportion of Migman's post-tally has been amassed in assisting others and sorting their problems rather than his own... a great contribution to our little community. Much appreciated!

Does anyone know what has become of Linda?
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 11:25
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Correct quotation marks
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Correct quotation marks

Excellent!

I guess you've heard this:
"Who led the Pedants' Revolt?"
"Which Tyler."
Yes, I thought so...
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 08:20
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: XTG Stylesheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

XTG Stylesheets

Touch.
Serves me right for rushing to get out of school (or for trying to be a smartypants).
:oops:
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 08:14
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: XTG Stylesheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

XTG Stylesheets

Well, curiosity got the better of me... A cicero seems to be 12 didot points (a sort of didotesque pica -- although I'd always thought that was just a "didot". Hmm... An agate I knew as an area measure (for such things as classified ads), so I looked this up in an old text book. This seems to be der...
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 07:52
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: XTG Stylesheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

XTG Stylesheets

Oh yes, I'd forgotten agates...
And Kyus do sound Japanese, don't they?

You're not settimg me homework, are you?
:D
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 07:38
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: XTG Stylesheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

XTG Stylesheets

... but before I do, if you work in Freehand (a fantastic app) aprt from the usual metric options, inches and fractions, decimal parts of an inch, points and pixels, you can work in... Kyus; what on earth are they?
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 07:30
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: XTG Stylesheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

XTG Stylesheets

Oh heavens, I'm certainly not the expert... but I've always thought that it was during Napoleonic times that the metric principle was rigorously applied, in France. Quite what evryone did in post-classical times I can't imagine - although in Britain we would have had the algricultural- and domestic-...
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 06:49
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: XTG Stylesheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

XTG Stylesheets

As a complete off-topic diversion, there have been communities in the past that routinely did their everday counting - on their hands - in base twelve. No, they didn't have extra digits, but used the segments of four fingers on one hand and the thumb as a pointer or indicator and could thus tally gr...
by tony p
11 Mar 2008, 06:39
Forum: QuarkXPress 8, 9 & 10: General
Topic: XTG Stylesheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

XTG Stylesheets

I'm pretty much with you (Geo and Emma) on this - although I'm now fairly comfortable with millimetres for widths. For editorial work, I've been thinking about reconstructing my Masters using points for the depths - because Quark seems to have para spacing default to whatever units the vertical scal...

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