Bottom margin vs. descenders question
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 05:45:47 CEST 2020
On 7/4/20 7:54 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Typography is about optical appearence. This means that descenders
> should stick into the margin.
Quite right! As I said earlier in this thread, what matters is what the
eye sees, not what the rulers tell us, and font design gives us a clue
---if you put an «x» and an «o» big enough together, you'll see that the
«o» is really a little bit bigger than the «x», otherwise the eye will
see the «o» («e», etc.) smaller.
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