Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Introduction
  3. 2

    Rhythm & Proportion

    1. 2.1

      Horizontal Motion

      1. 2.1.1 Define the word space to suit the size and natural letterfit of the font
      2. 2.1.2 Choose a comfortable measure
      3. 2.1.3 Set ragged if ragged setting suits the text and page
      4. 2.1.4 Use a single word space between sentences
      5. 2.1.5 Add little or no space within strings of initials
      6. 2.1.6 Letterspace all strings of capitals and small caps, and all long strings of digits
      7. 2.1.7 Don’t letterspace the lower case without a reason
      8. 2.1.8 Kern consistently and modestly or not at all
      9. 2.1.9 Don’t alter the widths or shapes of letters without cause
      10. 2.1.10 Don’t stretch the space until it breaks
    2. 2.2

      Vertical Motion

      1. 2.2.1 Choose a basic leading that suits the typeface, text and measure
      2. 2.2.2 Add and delete vertical space in measured intervals
    3. 2.3

      Blocks & Paragraphs

      1. 2.3.1 Set opening paragraphs flush left
      2. 2.3.2 In continuous text mark all paragraphs after the first with an indent of at least one en
      3. 2.3.3 Add extra lead before and after block quotations
      4. 2.3.4 Indent or center verse quotations
    4. 2.4

      Etiquette of Hyphenation & Pagination

      1. 2.4.1 At hyphenated line-ends, leave at least two characters behind and take at least three forward
      2. 2.4.3 Avoid more than three consecutive hyphenated lines
      3. 2.4.5 Hyphenate according to the conventions of the language
      4. 2.4.6 Link short numerical and mathematical expressions with hard spaces
      5. 2.4.8 Never begin a page with the last line of a multi-line paragraph
  4. 3

    Harmony & Counterpoint

    1. 3.1

      Size

      1. 3.1.1 Don’t compose without a scale
    2. 3.2

      Numerals, Capitals & Small Caps

      1. 3.2.1 Use titling figures with full caps, and text figures in all other circumstances
  5. Reference

    1. Bibliography

Note

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