[bksvol-discuss] bad font

  • From: "Tiffany H. Jessen" <tjessen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 13:54:12 -0500

Last night I was scanning a requested book, and I couldn't figure out why the 
scanning was so horrible. I've had difficult scans before, but this was by far 
the worst scan I've gotten. 
I optimized the settings at least three times, all of which resulted with 
different settings, and none of them did well at all. Finally when I got to the 
end of the book there was a note that specifically addresses the font. I've 
never heard of such a thing, but here's what it said


This book was set in Requiem, a typeface designed by the Hoefler Type Foundry. 
It is a modern typeface inspired by inscriptional capitals in Ludovico 
Vicentino degli Arrighi's 1523 writing manual, ll modo de temperare lepenne. An 
original lowercase, a set of figures, and an italic in the "chancery" style 
that Arrighi helped popularize were created to make this adaptation of a 
classical design into a complete font family.

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