[texhax] Fonts for Beginners

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jul 25 21:14:34 CEST 2012

On Jul 25, 2012, at 2:53 PM, PETER WILSON wrote:

> I'm surprised that you don't find William's `Typeface Terminology' accessible in both senses of the word. 

Likely, the problem is it's a monolothic .pdf w/ no accessibility tagging (in my defense, I don't think that there were standards for that back when I made that).

If memory serves, the OP (Paul Stanley) is visually-impaired.

I'm sure that when viewed in a screen-reader, the broadside (which was originally created as one of a pair of documents to show how the same type specifications could be eminently legible and readable at one size could be difficult to read, while still visually interesting in another format) would be an opaque, un-readable, in-accessible mess.

That does remind me that the source for the matching, intended-as-legible booklet, ``One Typeface: Many Fonts'' is available:


and it may be useful enough to Paul to justify this message.

On Jul 25, 2012, at 3:07 PM, PETER WILSON wrote:

> I'm going to put your broadside on Typeface Terminology on one of the walls in my letterpress workshop. 

I'm flattered! When you get a chance, take a picture of it and send it my way (via Facebook?).


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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