Kind of amazing to think about how many books I’ve read with barely suitable disaster typography.
This. My spouse complains about a lot of things, but the typography on his/her Kindle Paperwhite isn’t one of them.
Keeping us from taking notes about you in lobsters.txt, eh Banana King?
The spouse could be genderfluid and prefer that pronoun combination. It’s unusual; singular-they is more popular…
Wait… I’d better not say that, I’ll get downvoted for “culture”. :)
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I’m working on a theory of conservation of caring. Like if there’s an article I think I care about, but then it becomes clear the author really, really cares about it, I probably don’t actually care that much.
Also, the word “finally” in a title appears to be a good signified this is about to happen. (Daring fireball has a running series of “finally” posts that are pretty fun as well.)
I read Fight Club on a Palm Treo 650, and The Count of Monte Cristo on a Palm III.
I was so excited about this, but then:
Amazon updated the Kindle app for iOS with Bookerly and a new layout engine today this morning. Another update rolling out the new font and typesetting technology to users of Amazon’s line of e-ink readers, Android, and other devices will be available later this summer.
Seems like the devices I care about will continue to have typography that sucks for a while /-:
Welcome change, though looks like still no hyphenation. That hurts with forced justification.
The new app does use hyphenation. You can see it in every screenshot of the app in the article. As the caption for image 4 says:
The new layout engine […] will keep the spacing between words even, intelligently hyphenating words and spreading them between lines as need may be.
the linked post on how fonts shape our perception of reliability and truth was really interesting too: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3046365/errol-morris-how-typography-shapes-our-perception-of-truth