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Mathematical typography

Started by listohan, January 02, 2018, 07:40:58 AM

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Setting mathematical typography using hot metal tools would have to be the way to sort the men from the boys, the women from the girls.

But I found reading about the challenges and the developments in the field to be surprisingly interesting. Perhaps others (or one other) might find the topic fills a gap in your list of things you are happy to avoid being involved in.

Keri Szafir

Monotype had it figured out very clever. They used 4-line mathematical attachment with a special mould. I don't know how one works (I've never seen it on a machine, let alone in action), but there are some resources, such as this issue of Monotype Recorder:

Volume 40 No. 2
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