Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Hyphenation and justification, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
Justified lines, which are aligned on both the left and the right, are created by varying…the word spacing in each line.…This is controlled by hyphenation and justification settings, which are called H and Js for short.…Hyphenation settings in design programs, such as InDesign and Illustrator control how many…letters occur before or after a hyphen.…Hyphens help regulate word spacing by allowing for word breaks.…I'll talk about the principles and the desired results of good word spacing, so you'll know what to look for.…
Good word spacing is like good letter spacing. It should be invisible. That means if you notice it, there's a problem.…Since we read groups of words at a time, we need just enough space to separate words.…Too much word spacing breaks a line of type into separate words, too little and the words run together.…You should have a minimum of six words per line in order to avoid gappy word spacing.…Here's a real-life example of what happens when you try to force the lines to justify.…
- What is typography?
- Differentiating type characteristics
- Using ornamental and decorative type
- Combining typefaces
- Using contrast and scale
- Kerning and kerning pairs
- Choosing the optimum line length
- Aligning and spacing characters, words, and paragraphs
- Understanding factors affecting legibility
- Working with three-dimensional type
- Putting type in motion
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typographic Differentiation
2. The Language of Type
3. Spacing and Alignment
4. Touching on Type Design
5. Legibility and Readability
6. Typographic Composition
Contrast and scale4m 54s
7. Thinking with Type
8. Specialized Uses
Working with numbers2m 10s
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