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Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 13:57:09 +0100 (CET)

> > * fiddling character widths very slightly
> What is it exactly and what is the purpose?

Increasing/decreasing interletter spacing and using horizontally
extended/condensed font instances, both in a very conservative way so
that it isn't visible.  The goal is to improve interword spacing to
be as uniform as possible across the page.

> > * allowing certain characters (hyphen, comma, etc) to protrude
> > very slightly into the right margin.
> Hanging punctuation, isn't it?

Kind of.  Usually less than that.  It depends on the character.


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