This book examines the essential factors of a well designed book - attractive and suitable type, close spacing of words, reader-friendly format - and considers how maximum-quality typography (of books or of any text intended for continuous reading), consonant with traditional standards, can be achieved by users of present-day technology. Word-division, letter-space, punctuation, different styles of footnotes and endnotes, use of symbols and special characters, the niceties of dashes, treatment of quoted passages, folios and running heads, are studied with reference to renowned authorities, including the Cambridge and Oxford styles. The famous Monotype and Linotype book faces are surveyed in their historical contexts with remarks on the qualities of the current digital versions of them.
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Preface and acknowledgements
Points of style
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Adobe Adobe InDesign Aldus Baskerville Baskerville's Bembo Bodoni Book Design British Bruce Rogers called Caslon character-spacing characters comma composition Dante Didot digital types digital version edition Ehrhardt en-dash endnotes English Eric Gill example face figures filmsetting folios font FontShop footnotes foundry fount Fournier full point Geoffrey Dowding Gill's Granjon Guide to Style Hart's Rules headlines Hermann Zapf Hugh Williamson hyphenation ibid indented InDesign italic Jan Tschichold Janson John Krimpen's letter-spaced letters Linotype look lower-case Lund Humphries Mardersteig marks matrices matter Matthew Carter Methods of Book modern Monotype Garamond normal original Oxford Guide paragraph Penguin Penrose Annual Perpetua Plantin Press printed printers produced published punctuation QuarkXPress quotation quoted reader Robert Bringhurst Ruari McLean rule Sean Jennett serifs side-bearings small capitals small caps Stanley Morison Tally of Types tion Tschichold Type Designs typeface typesetting typographical Walter Tracy word space word-space