optical sizes and more

Fabiouser's picture

I have a couple of doubts that I never understand the true meaning of some.
For exemple:

When some description about typefaces refer the feature: optical sizes, what the really difference from the types without this feature?

A good hinting of a typeface, really give much more legibility on the screen, but what are the techniques for make a really good hinting typeface?

This are two questions that occupy my head for some long.

I am most interested in knowing the answer to these questions, and the more detailed the better.
if you lose your time to answer me, thanks a lot!

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Fabiouser's picture

Even some book references help me…

Linus G's picture

This will explain the optical sizes:

About Adobe Garamond Premier:
http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/landing/garamond/garamond.html

If you want a deeper understanding, check out this book by Tim Ahrens:
http://markbattypublisher.com/books/typography-monographs-volume-2-size-...

Fabiouser's picture

Another question is about phonetic alphabets. What the real meaning of it?

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