Ligatures and swash characters in Adobe Garamond

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Ligatures and swash characters in Adobe Garamond

Post by William » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:04 am

I was looking at the Adobe Garamond font earlier this moring and found a good supply of ligatures in Roman and Italic and of swash glyphs in the italic.

My search started at the following web page.

http://www.adobe.com/type/

I found various items including the following.

http://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/h ... PP10005010

http://store1.adobe.com/type/browser/pd ... emrPro.pdf

http://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/h ... PP10005310

http://store1.adobe.com/type/browser/pd ... Pro-It.pdf

I have also found the following.

http://special-1.bl.uk/treasures/festiv ... rFest=0028

I am trying to decide whether the fonts used in that festival book are what are today called Garamond and Garamond Italic.

I have also found the following.

http://www.linotype.com/en/3474/garamon ... ature.html

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:11 am

Hi William,

I don't mind if you post a link every now and then, but in my opinion this is overkill. I visit over 100's of font related links every month, but only post here when I really believe it's useful to other visitors of the forum. Your post looks more like an online favorites storage.

I might be wrong, so I wonder what other visitors of the forum think.
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Post by William » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:16 am

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You asked the Question

Post by Dick Pape » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:10 pm

1. It's very hard to look at a post without adding to View count. Count does not indicate interest or relevance. View count does not indicate acceptance or rejection. Count comes from clever subject titles. Count comes from site traffic. I read every new post for instance and respond only if necessary for my piece of mind.

A post entitled "Pictures of my Cat named Garamond" would get large view counts but not as many as "Pictures of my Dog named Garamond".

2. Long posts should be rewritten -- too many details is too many words. Terse writing is a virtue! Verbose writing is a fault but still accumulates View counts. The reader doesn't need to be lead through every step taken.

3. In my opinion: stop posting discussions about using the Private User Area, three ligs posts are two too many and I don't need to see nuanced changes to private fonts...

4. I am guilty in that I have enjoyed some of the links William has provided and added to his traffic counts, but today's "Ligatures and swash characters in Adobe Garamond" consisting of 7 links had 5 that were too close together or irrelevant to the question.
A post ending up with two links:
I have also found the following.

http://special-1.bl.uk/treasures/festiv ... rFest=0028

I am trying to decide whether the fonts used in that festival book are what are today called Garamond and Garamond Italic.

I have also found the following.

http://www.linotype.com/en/3474/garamon ... ature.html
That is, "Here's the Festival book and here's some sample Garamond" would have been more direct and in my mind enough to pose the question, "Am I right that this is Garamond?".

5. Whether that topic is appropriate for a Font Creator Web Site is of course another question.

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Post by Dave Crosby » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:02 pm

This may sound harsh because I have appreciated some of William's (and others) comments but usually if I see a post with a boring title, I just click on the

Mark all Posts as Read button.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:31 pm

Based on the stats:

17 visits due to William
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5 one of the top ten posters
4 Me!
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4 one of the top ten posters
4 one of the top ten posters
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Post by William » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:58 pm

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:31 pm

I looked at the page, but it is a bit too long for me. Sorry.

Why don't you just say what you want to say, without linking to other pages? Or was that link all about that?
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Post by William » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:16 am

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:11 am

As the subtitle of the General Font Discussions forum says:
Post general font related questions (e.g. how to install, convert and use fonts) and requests (looking for fonts, designers etc.) here.
So a first post should ask one short but understandable question, that invites other people to respond to your post.

So for example this question would have been appropriate:

Do you use ligatures and swash characters in your documents?
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