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Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Replacement suggestions for Century Schoolbook?
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:15:59 +0100
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello Eben!
>> One of the things to be clear about for yourself and the designer
>> you work with is what the medium you want it to work in will be.
>> For example is this mainly a font for printing on paper?
> Yes.
>> Is it for the web too?
> No.

Beg to differ.  Formatting for electronic display of music is one of the
more important application areas for LilyPond.

>> Do you want it to work well in fine printing?  Do you only care
>> about laser printing?
> What's the difference between `fine' and `laser' printing?

Fine: about 2500dpi, Laser: about 600dpi (nowadays, 300dpi previously).

>> Maybe you want web and fine print.  If this is the case you probably
>> want to look at having two related fonts made.  Oddly enough if you
>> have two designs they can be made to appear far more similar than if
>> you have only one.
> I don't understand this.  Please explain.

Hairlines have different visual function at different resolution, so for
similar reading characteristics, at coarser resolutions letter shapes
can't be as closed as at higher resolutions where hairlines can create
letter shapes distinct from the gray level leading across the page.

David Kastrup

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