On Nov 1, 2021, at 8:24 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Non-NU EmailThanks Karen!! Eyeball everything, right? No "set it and forget it" in typesetting.
On 11/1/21 6:36 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
[log in to unmask]">Non-NU EmailDisplay fonts are generally intended as headlines or titles -so generally 18+ points. Caption fonts are generally intended to be used at smaller sizes - say about 8 pts.
That isn’t to say you can’t use them otherwise. But be aware of display font counters that might close up at small sizes. And also of any design issues with caption fonts. In other words - proof everything!
Text size for publications is generally 10 pts or thereabouts. 12 pts is typewriter-sized and is big for publications. (Paper is expensive.) So with 10 pt text, I’d set captions at 8 pts. Roman or italic. Not bold. Bold for a caption would disrupt the type hierarchy.
There are always exceptions.
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Hi Gail,This info is from Font.com, a reputable font seller. I’ve used Helvetic bold, 10 pt with a 12 pt Times Roman body text. Hope this helps.Annie
On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 5:33 PM Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Non-NU EmailHi all!
What makes a caption or display font? A quick visual scan tells me there are subtle differences, but otherwise I can't tell.
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