[XeTeX] [OT] Free fonts for fontspec examples?

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 14 14:45:53 CEST 2010

On 14 Jul 2010, at 13:24, William Adams wrote:
> (whose wife purchased a reproduction of The Declaration of Independence for him as a Christmas gift last year:
> http://mbelloff.tripod.com/goddardbroadside.html
> --- we got the first edition w/ the original wording, but there's a new one w/ updated, more inclusive wording)

I can understand the desire to print a reproduction of such a document, using typography (and sometimes even technology) that is appropriate to its period.

But am I alone in feeling that a "reproduction" with "updated wording" is an oxymoron?! If you change the wording, it is no longer a reproduction of the Declaration; it is a modern document purporting to express the intent of the 18th-century Declaration in 21st-century terms. As such, trying to make it LOOK like an 18th-century document is anachronistic and misleading.

(who would be appalled if his reproduction Gutenberg Bible page from the museum in Mainz had "updated, more inclusive wording" than the version Gutenberg himself printed)

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