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>Begging the question: How does a hard working, no freetime, techwriter
>aquire typographic literacy? Anyboy got an idea?
_The Elements of Typographic Style_, by Robert Bringhurst, 1992,
Hartley & Marks, ISBN 0-88179-033-8 (pbk), 254 pp.
_ABC's of Type_ by Allan Haley, 1990, Watson-Guptill Publications,
ISBN 0-8230-0053-2, 128 pp.
The author discusses type families and their attributes (weight,
proportion, angle, surface texture, and design). He talks about type
classifications, gives little history lessons for several type
families, and gives examples of where to use a particular typeface.
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