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Typography Part 2: More Resources For Improving Your Written Work

By Brian Kumnick | Last updated on
Previously, we pointed you toward the wealth of typography advice available at Typography for Lawyers. If you share our enthusiasm for the subject, and want to know more, today we follow up with a few more typography resources. Delve in and learn, or just marvel at how much complexity there is in this seemingly simple subject:

TypoWiki. From the people at Typophile. TypoWiki is a wiki containing all manner of typography-related information -- history, terminology, and more. If you want to read about the Roman contribution to engraving, or about Gutenberg's invention of letterpress printing, this is a good place to start.

i love typography. A typography blog, and another good resource for definitions, pointers to good and useful font families, and more. There's also a lot here about developing new fonts, in case you're thinking of a career change, or at least acquiring a new hobby.

set in style. A blog aimed at the attorney audience, with tips on writing, publishing, and typography. The emphasis is on writing technique and common errors, and there's even help for those trying to create firm-marketing materials.

Microsoft ClearType. This one relates not to the printed page, but rather to Microsoft's technology for improving the display of onscreen type on LCD monitors. Those running Windows Vista should have the feature enabled by default, and XP users can see this FAQ for instructions to turning ClearType on. Most people will find that they much prefer the clearer, smoother type produced by ClearType.
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