Friday, May 23, 2014

Font choice

I'm reading Clay Risen's The Bill of the Century, which is fascinating stuff. But the e-book version of it that I'm reading on my phone has a weird display issue. It happens when they quote headlines:

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It's particularly tricky when there's no punctuation, as in "while the Chicago Tribune blasted its criticism of his performance with the headline ease house rights bill, bob kennedy asks: attorney general says measure goes too far, the New York Times took the administration's side, declaring, robert kennedy tries to prevent gridlock". That one requires very careful reading indeed!

I'm sure they use small caps in the print version, with no upper-case letters. So when the e-version converts it all to the same typeface, it just comes out in all lower case, and it's very weird reading.

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