Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Number 2: Typographic admonition series



Blogger Hashi said...

You know, since curly quotes were built in as a default, I notice that people don't use inch marks! (Actually, in America they mostly write out 'in' or 'inch', perhaps because they can't find the key commands to make the inch mark!)

1/26/2010 11:39 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Exactly what I was going to say but was too exhausted to write about. I always turn off the preferences – type the feet or inches and then turn the preferences back on. Or copy and paste glyphs. I'm sure there's an easier way!

1/27/2010 4:00 PM  
Blogger Richard Gillin said...

Do I get a bonus point for noticing this picture has an open quote but not a close quote?

1/27/2010 9:23 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Ha, you‘re a card Richard.

It’s a sort of stylistic thing. Well that’s my excuse anyway.

1/27/2010 11:49 PM  
Blogger Hashi said...

Julie, in InDesign there's a key command (control-shift-quote) but in Illustrator the key commands that used to work no longer do. The help file tells you to turn the preference off. I also do the glyph thing. Pretty annoying when you do packaging for housewares, as I did for years.

1/28/2010 1:09 AM  

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