Learn about some of the things that should be avoided when working with type.
- [Instructor] Hi, Detective Serif here.…In this movie, we're going to take a look…at some of the things that are considered…crimes in the world of typography,…and that you should try and avoid at all costs.…First offender is the common amateur crime…of distorted type, which has been…scaled horizontally or vertically.…Usually perpetrated because offenders think it will fill…the space better and it looks fine.…It doesn't, and it doesn't.…Another common offender is a double space…following a period or a full stop.…
This practice goes back to the days of typewriters…that required monospaced characters for mechanical reasons,…and since the advent of proportional type…in digital fonts, it's an outlaw, avoid it.…Next up is the double hyphen to…indicate a break in a sentence.…This is acceptable if you're typing a thank you letter…to your grandmother, but if you're setting text…inside of a proper document for printing…or display, it's another crime.…
You should instead use an M dash in its place.…Now some applications will automatically…
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