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Letters I hate and why:

I hate M and S. I hate M because when you're setting type, it's twice as wide as any other letter. Plus, because of the large number of Mcs and Macs out there, it tends to come with a friend. So you run out of space in your type bar.

I hate S because it's both top- and bottom-heavy, with no supporting structure. so if you're trying to glue a piece of felt down in the shape of the letter "S", it flops all over the place and looks like it's trying to become an "8".

And I'm not a fan of "R". And "I" is a whore.

Probably no-one else has these problems, though.

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lunadude
Jun. 9th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
I feel your typographic woes.

"W" is a problem too.

Is it harder with Serifs or without?
ipequey
Jun. 9th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
FINALLY! Somebody that can appreciate the pain that is involved in font type and sizing. Welcome to my life *lol*
spottylogic
Jun. 9th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
You set type to emboss or permanently deface bibles someone's grandmother had signed by the bishop, too?
ipequey
Jun. 9th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
No no :) A big part of User Interface design involves layount, font type and size and how they play when the browser window is resized, etc. Its a pain sometimes!
flippantmoniker
Jun. 9th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
You make "S" sound so... slutty.
poppinjaye
Jun. 9th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
"R" was the last capital letter of the alphabet that I learned to write. For the longest time, I made it as a circle with two legs. One day when my dad picked me up from pre-school, he set me straight. It may be the only thing he's ever explicitly taught me.
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