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Great book, amazing content
on 24 November 2014
Great book, amazing content. Lots and lots of interesting stuff you usually take for granted. Unfortunately I’ve found myself cringing over some of the type set in this book. It’s rather ironic that a book about typography has so many typography and editorial errors. Some hyphens dividing words mid-line, possibly because the layout was changed overtime and the previously hand divided word skipped to the next line or something similar. A random single line with the character “g” at page 80, sometimes pilcrows mark the start of a paragraph with the addition of a new line, some others they don’t — as used in an old style book — and details like those look quite uncared for. I know of most of Eric Giil’s mannerisms such as using “tho’” and the ampersand a lot even when not necessary but some are just plain careless.
I found it quite annoying, albeit an extremely good content.