Your 11May2008 version
(at the bottom of the page) is a big help!
The Contrast images
are things I never would have guessed on my own. Even seeing them, I have no idea how they were derived.
It is too bad a single page can't provide room for more information like:
Perhaps words similar to Initial could be worked into the 3-4 space?
Also is needed room for definitions
. For instance, Aspect?
The Dictionary states:
Aspect - 1. Position, facing a particular direction
2. Appearance, Look
3. Phase, recurring cycles as "aspect of the Moon."
But in Panose, "This is the ratio between the width and height of the face."
I would never have guessed that on my own. I'm sure somewhere there is a better word for what is meant than aspect.
Perhaps we could ask a font "Are you a shorty or a fatty?"
Someone will come up with a better term, but will it ever get into common Panose usage?
One correction. 4-2 is Derivative, not Standard. A Derivative is made from the standard by outlining it, or adding a shadow, or ...
I'm afraid definitions will always be a stumbling block in Panose.
Benjamin Bauermeister had his definitions.
Hulet Packard and Monotype personnel had theirs.
Each of us has ours.
I believe "2- 14 Flared" means slowly widening of the stems as in Bell Bottom Trousers.
I have seen another person's interpretation that the stem bottoms curve up into the stem.
I don't see how that could be the case. How could it curve high enough to convert the font from Sans Serif to Serif?
I can see the flare becoming wide enough to change to Serif so I like my definition better, but ...