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Thread: Ten Typesetting Tips

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    Re: Ten Typesetting Tips

    Evilsqueakheads, I assume you are one of those who work at the legal department at some company and make sure to add notifications in the manual such as "It is not safe to put cat in microwave"?

    EDIT: Or wait, I forgot that most people on the Internet can't think by themselves and just typeset and compress and send and never look at their resulting 2px font size. So I guess it was a good thing to comment in.

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    Re: Ten Typesetting Tips

    Lol, what? I'm not the one compressing and resizing. I go to online readers to check the quality of my group's releases, see the 2px text, and get irritated about it. Why not compromise and make the super-tiny text a bit larger? Unless you're in one of those groups that don't allow mirrors/online reader hosting, this is happening to you too.
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    Re: Ten Typesetting Tips

    2pt can actually be a really large font, it depends on the DPI. 2px is always small, on the other hand. And I have no idea what your point is, you must have misunderstood me somehow. I was saying that telling people to not use an unreadable font size is like telling people that cats do not belong in microwaves.

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    Re: Ten Typesetting Tips

    Super-tiny text from compression is something for the fans to worry about. If they care enough to read the "real thing", they can follow up to your site.

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    Re: Ten Typesetting Tips

    Thanks alot for the list, even though I don't translate anything it's helpful for colourisations containing text bubbles as well, especially since that often requires drastical changes in style for every single panel to pitch the atmosphere.
    I think a very important point I couldn't directly find in the list is the spacing between characters, both in and between lines.
    High spacing sometimes "feels" like slow talking and doesn't seem to suit intense situations quite right, while too low spacing feels like speedy talking which can be very unsuitable as well (and mostly only fits to "fun" scenes).

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