[OS X TeX] Re: More about Adobe fonts...

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Jun 11 10:12:47 EDT 2002

xpedra asked:
>I guess this is  a question  for designers rather than programers  
>but, may anyone suggest me the most suitable tt and sf fonts for the 
>roman Adobe Garamond? 

Alan Hoenig shows examples of such in his wonderful book _TeX Unbound_

Should be able to get it from your library on inter-library loan, or
I've various references on typefaces and usage in my bibliography at http://members.aol.com/willadams

Failing that, I'd try mocking up a sample page and trying various
weights and sizes---a lot will depend upon the importance you want the
other faces to have.

>Are Courier and Helvetica a good set? 

No. Courier is too spindly, Helvetica not really readable, but merely
decipherable (as opposed to legible)

>By the way, 
>since I began to use the Adobe Garamond font I have noticed the 12pt 
>size font is smaller for this typeface  than the CMR 12pt one. Is it 

Yes, typefaces are designed on an em-square and may take up more or less
of that---the placement of the x-height on the square will vary as well,
and Adobe Garamond is fairly low.


William Adams, publishing specialist
ATLIS Graphics & Design / 717-731-6707 voice / 717-731-6708 fax
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