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TECH: Typography (was Re: Yasaro writing)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, July 23, 2006, 2:59
On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 22:30:07 -0400, Herman Miller <hmiller@...> wrote:

> Tim May wrote: > > That explains the odd spacing. There must be some character translation > going on behind the scenes -- if I paste in the 〈〉 characters, I end up > with 〈〉 in the preview. Using &#9001; and &#9002; gives me the correct > characters, but using a font that doesn't match. I guess I'm stuck with > less-than / greater-than <> or guillemets ‹› as substitutes. I think I > prefer the look of the guillemets; at least they shouldn't cause trouble > with most fonts... > > Well, it was worth a try.
Unless you're producing printed or at least typeset material, typesetting and font choice is the responsibility of the reader. I have always been of the opinion that you should use the correct characters in email and html, and let the recipient find the right software and fonts to read it. Having said that, Opera appears to have done something rather odd to your angle brackets. They were fine when reading your message, but have been modified by hitting "Reply". Let's see what the list-server and everyone else's software does to the changed characters... Paul


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>