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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@...>