[NTG-context] underbar and hyphenation

Jano Kula jano.kula at tiscali.cz
Wed Jul 26 15:13:46 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen wrote:

> anyhow, underbar is from the typewriter time and just a poor mans emphasis thing 

Not always. A year ago a graphic designer used it a quiet creative way 
in the book of interviews. All the questions or persons were underlined, 
often hyphenated. It was an experiment and it worked. By the way, some 
of the caption and figure alingment Mojca asked for was used there also. 
I've put few sample pages here (done in LaTeX):

http://web.iol.cz/kula/sample.pdf (1,5MB).

And in Wolfgang Weingart: My Way to Typography (2000) underlined text 
are used everywhere. To much to my taste.


So not for emphasis but as a graphic element it is -- and will be -- used.


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