Adobe Reference Book and Italic Character Sets

Uli's picture

The italic character set is a requirement for the description of a typeface (exception: mechanically obliqued fonts). Therefore, it was a pleasure for me to see that the German edition of the American "Adobe Type Library Reference Book" contains the italic character sets of the fonts. This means that the Adobe editors know that the italic character set is a requirement for the description of a typeface.

The editors of the "FontBook" (Jürgen Siebert, Erik Spiekermann and others) do not know that the italic character set is a requirement for the description of a typeface. Therefore, the editors of the FontBook did not include italic character sets into the FontBook.

For instance, if you want to see the italic "J" of Plantin, you may look into the "Adobe Type Library Reference Book", but you cannot consult the "FontBook", since Jürgen Siebert and Erik Spiekermann think that it is not necessary to include italic character sets into the FontBook.

Paul Cutler's picture

That is so great! I can't wait to tell my friends, of which I have none, probably obvious.

pbc

Arno Enslin's picture

It’s annoying, how some people here treat Uli!

@ Uli

The book is like a fat woman pressed into clothes, that are three sizes too small.

Christopher Slye's picture

The book is like a fat woman pressed into clothes, that are three sizes too small.

It is?

blank's picture

You are so right, Uli! This is just like tranny hookers who never let you in on the secret until they’ve already got the money.

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