Re: Serif vs. sans serif
|From:||Don Blaheta <dpb@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 27, 1999, 22:20|
Quoth Daniel A. Wier:
> Hebrew doesn't really need serifs, unless it's out to directly imitate a
> Western-like face (similar in fashion to a lot of Latin-alphabet fonts
> designed to resemble Devanagari, or something like that). The design, I've
> heard, is intended to represent little flames, referring to the 'fire' of
> the Holy Spirit, Who inspired the recording of Scripture. But that claim
> came from a certain Christian (and very Gentile) pastor.
> Come to think of it, you do have in traditional Jewish square script, those
> little 'serifs' that turn up in the upper left corner of the symbol. What
> are they called in Hebrew anyways?
Tagin. That was the version I was talking about, but I had forgotten
> One last thing -- I just happen to have a serifed Devanagari font, called
> Shivaji02 or something like that. Forgot where I got it, but Dr. Berlin has
> just about everything as long as it's free-/shareware. (My last post has
> the URL.)
Hm, I'll have to check that out...
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