Re: Justified versus ragged right

Subject: Re: Justified versus ragged right
From: "Lin Sims" <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:04:20 -0400

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 9:46 AM, Downing, David <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com> wrote:
> Seems as of every time this question comes up, everyone is unanimous in
> preferring ragged right for all the reasons that have been given, which
> prompts me to ask two questions:
> First, is there, in fact, any argument to defend justified text, other
> than the fact that it makes for a nice, neat block on the page?
> Second, how did justified text get to be the standard for published
> books?

While I can't speak to the first question, I have dark suspicions that
the answer to your second question is "ooo! shiny!"

Lin Sims

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