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Old 11-27-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
Andrew B.
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Linotype reworked four typefaces for use in use in office settings, either on screen or from a laser printer. Within a typeface, all characters have the same capital letter height and the same x-height. Also, the character widths are the same across weights. For example, a line of text does not change length when switching from regular to bold. The characters are also optimized for an open easy-to-read look.

Sound great for tables and charts, where the visual impact of evenness is more important than readability. I could have used this more than a few times. But for memos and manuals, I think the evenness would make it tiring to read.

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