Re: TECH: Typography (was Re: Yasaro writing)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 23, 2006, 13:00|
On 7/22/06, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
> Unless you're producing printed or at least typeset material, typesetting
> and font choice is the responsibility of the reader.
If you're producing a document for distribution over the Internet, you
have basically these choice:
1) Take a standards-compliant approach despite the fact that some
readers aren't using standards-complaint software;
2) Bend over backwards while jumping through hoops to try and get it
to work for everyone - and inevitably fail;
3) compromise between 1) and 2) to make sure the readers of the most
popular non-compliant software see the right thing (hello, Microsoft);
4) Use a distribution medium that gives you more complete control,
while making the viewing process slightly less convenient - e.g. PDF
or an image. A PDF can still have font issues, but it's possible to
bundle the desired fonts within the PDF, though it incurs a
significant download size penalty.
The angle brackets showed up fine here, btw.
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>