Does English have an "accent mark" ( ¨ ) ??

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Does English have an "accent mark" ( ¨ ) ??

Post by Bobinwales » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:59 pm

I miss the serif as well, does Ill mean unwell or 3?

Mind you, I don't use them often when I am using a pen either! My real problem is getting the Tippex off the screen when I get MS wigglies.
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Post by Phil White » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:47 pm


Originally posted by BobinwalesMy real problem is getting the Tippex off the screen ...
I used to laugh at that joke until I used a highlighter pen on mine. Straight.
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Post by haro » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:07 pm

Tony, I wouldn't call Helvetica elegant. It's a headline font, so it's meant to hit one in the eye. That's what it does fairly well. Using it as a bread-and-butter type is mere abuse, though. And Arial cemented that abuse by gleefully ignoring even the most fundamental rules of typography.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing a genuine Greek text with a diaresis on a capital vowel. Maybe I can learn something new.
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Post by paulwiggins » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:52 am

We're straying into an area for visualeditors.com but the helvetica family is one of the most readable sans serif options in the armoury for print, thus its popularity. The jury is still out on the best web type
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Post by Edwin Ashworth » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:16 am

In olden days, Wanted posters were easily legible due to the Serif of Nottingham. The major drawback (yes - there were strings attached) was that most people at that time were sans reading skills.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:04 am

Edwin, you are a true font of information -- a New Century Schoolbook, if you will.
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Post by Edwin Ashworth » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:15 pm

When I came across "Solstice of Suffering", I considered suing - they'd copied my handwriting.
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