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The Vivliostyle Project | Vivliostyle.org
Vivliostyle is an open source project for a new typesetting engine fitting for digital publishing.
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26 days ago by vicchow
Interrobang - 99% Invisible
"In the spring of 1962, Speckter was thinking about advertising when he realized something: many ads asked questions, but not just any questions — excited and exclamatory questions — a trend not unique to his time. Got milk?! Where’s the beef?! Can you hear me now?! So he asked himself: could there be a mark that made it clear (visually on a page) that something is both a question and an exclamation?!

Speckter was also the editor of the typography magazine TYPEtalks, so  in March of 1962, in an article for the magazine titled “Making a New Point, Or How About That…”, Speckter proposed the first new mark of English language punctuation in 300 years: the interrobang."

Originally, then, because advertisements had to appear enthusiastic as well as questioning.
history  language  typesetting  article 
5 weeks ago by np
From boiling lead and black art: An essay on the history of mathematical typography
history of (and commentary on) mathematical typography from pre-guttenburg through monotype/linotype, photo-typesetting, typewriters, ibm selectric, and eventually tex and latex (dvi/pdf/etc).
typography  Mathematics  math  knuth  mathematical-typography  latex  tex  typesetting 
9 weeks ago by tarakc02

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