From: BT Humble on 13 Aug 2007 18:32
Theo Bekkers wrote:
> BTHumble wrote:
> > bikerbetty wrote:
> >> It's not that Bigger is Better (well, typographically speaking it
> >> IS... but I won't say a word beyond that!) but I'd just like to know
> >> who set the bloody text trends recently that made "weenily undoable"
> >> the default! Who the hell came up with the new text sizing regime?
> >> Bastards!
> > You'll be happy to know that all the letters we send out to veterans
> > are in 14 point type. ;-)
> Typed on your trusty Remington?
It's an IBM ThinkCentre PC, so not too far off technologically! ;-)
I don't know what type of printer gets used, we just sent a tape/CD/
upload to whichever printing/mailing service we're currently
From: BT Humble on 13 Aug 2007 18:33
Theo Bekkers wrote:
> Mad-Biker wrote:
> > my stick welder is about 149kg and made in the 80's...
> Yup. I've got an "Easywelder" too.
I've got *two* Easywelders! Nyah nyah nyah! :-P
From: BT Humble on 13 Aug 2007 18:35
> SorryBT, but .. specifying just "14 points" is like saying "14 cubits"
> - it's entirely relative. All fonts are different and physical height
> between two "14 point fonts" differs for any of baseline (bottom of a),
> height (top of 'a'), descending (bottom of 'g') and ascending characters
> (top of 'f') and capitals (eg 'A') positions within the vertical part of
> each line of text. As a result any change of font affects the ratio
> between all of these which also affects readability just as much as
> physical size of individual letters does. Some can read serif easier
> than sans, some people need more or less whitespace than others. Some
> may find "large print letters" subtly offensive too ;)
> Get a line of text formatted in "Arial"
> Copy it paste it, change its font to "Binner Gothic"
> Copy it paste it, change its font to "Angsana New"
> Copy it paste it, change its font to "Verdana"
> Review your work
> Note Each line above has different heights onscreen in pixels.
> So 14 cubits of what font ? :)
Fooked if I know what font, but the feedback from veterans about the
change has been overwhelmingly positive.
When did we tick over from Harsh Week to Pedantic Week anyway? ;-)
From: Theo Bekkers on 13 Aug 2007 20:02
> A lot of writing is for hysterical porpoises.
> GB, not so much hysterical as a little animated...
But still a porpoise?
From: Theo Bekkers on 13 Aug 2007 20:09
BT Humble wrote:
> Theo Bekkers wrote:
>> Mad-Biker wrote:
>>> my stick welder is about 149kg and made in the 80's...
>> Yup. I've got an "Easywelder" too.
> I've got *two* Easywelders! Nyah nyah nyah! :-P
I've never been able to weld with both hands. I rarely use my welder because
I have a mate who 1) is much better at it than me. 2) has a Mig. 3) has oxy.
4) his stick-welder is three phase, which is so much nicer you wouldn't
believe until you tried it.