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Personally, I think everyone's take on this is berry, berry good.


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Regarding the original question, you must have in mind that the relatively marked stroke contrast between the uppercase and the lowercase glyphs is a feature of many modern interpretations of Garamond, but it depends. Here are a few of the Garamonds on my hard drive:

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If you really want to use Garamond (or rather “a Garamond,” however this is to be understood), I would perhaps search for an interpretation where the contrast is acceptable for you. Just head over to your favourite font provider and search for “Garamond.” :)

https://cdncms.fonts.net/documents/a0a1c46fe9cea024/ILGaramond.pdf

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Fabulous! Thanks ABC. Have sent a pdf version to my printer today. Would you like to be kept up to date? 

Also have emailed my poet's mum about the edit - which of course I will HAVE to update you all on - sure you're all DYING to know how that turns out ;)

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3 minutes ago, Stella HB said:

sure you're all DYING to know how that turns out

I hope you manage to let us know before we’re berried! :P


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Dear God in heaven. My printer sent me a test page. How can anyone work in that font?! I've done the ugly hack as recommended by Joachim and sent it back to her. It looks better on screen so hopefully will look better printed too. I did look at some alternate fonts and downloaded the Coromorant one (doesn't seem to have a q in Affinity...) but I don't have six weeks to mess around with font!. Thanks all. I  very much appreciate all your support!

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7 hours ago, Stella HB said:

Dear God in heaven. My printer sent me a test page. How can anyone work in that font?! I've done the ugly hack as recommended by Joachim and sent it back to her. It looks better on screen so hopefully will look better printed too. I did look at some alternate fonts and downloaded the Coromorant one (doesn't seem to have a q in Affinity...) but I don't have six weeks to mess around with font!. Thanks all. I  very much appreciate all your support!

"Doesn't seem to have a q?"  The font doesn't?   I use Cormorant as my default font, and have just typed q's in gay abandon on a test page.  What "q?" in Affinity do you mean?  I must be extremely dense today.  O.o


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49 minutes ago, jmwellborn said:

I must be extremely dense today.

Moi aussi !

I’m sorry, I haven’t a q!!”


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Sooooooo disappointed!   I was waiting for the "gay abandon" riposte.  Oh well.  We dodged Hurricane Dorian and are now having a bright blue, not-a-leaf-stirring day.  Can't have everything!!


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1 minute ago, jmwellborn said:

We dodged Hurricane Dorian

Glad to hear it, Jennifer! I thought I remembered your having indicated previously that you’re in the general area where the hurricane was headed.


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2 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Glad to hear it, Jennifer! I thought I remembered your having indicated previously that you’re in the general area where the hurricane was headed.

Thank you, Alfred.  Actually, we are inland about 167 miles west-northwest from Charleston SC.  When hurricanes come up the eastern coast they often reach Charleston and then make a turn, either to our direction or to the north-northeast.   Thirty years ago, the trees in our town were demolished by Hurricane Hugo, which took an abrupt and unpredicted turn and thundered through the countryside and thwacked us at 100 mph.  Smidges of green leaves were permanently embedded in every window frame.  Many neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC were badly damaged by winds of 90 mph.  Dorian had such a massive eye, and was traveling so slowly and with such a high wind speed that we were either going to be spared or smooshed.   As it was, the sky was ominous all day, clouds raced by, but the wind never materialized to more than about 12 mph with slightly stronger gusts.  All and sundry are hugely relieved and extremely sorry for the poor souls in the Bahamas!!

Jennifer   


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1 hour ago, jmwellborn said:

Thank you, Alfred.  Actually, we are inland about 167 miles west-northwest from Charleston SC.  When hurricanes come up the eastern coast they often reach Charleston and then make a turn, either to our direction or to the north-northeast.   Thirty years ago, the trees in our town were demolished by Hurricane Hugo, which took an abrupt and unpredicted turn and thundered through the countryside and thwacked us at 100 mph.  Smidges of green leaves were permanently embedded in every window frame.  Many neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC were badly damaged by winds of 90 mph.  Dorian had such a massive eye, and was traveling so slowly and with such a high wind speed that we were either going to be spared or smooshed.   As it was, the sky was ominous all day, clouds raced by, but the wind never materialized to more than about 12 mph with slightly stronger gusts.  All and sundry are hugely relieved and extremely sorry for the poor souls in the Bahamas!!

Jennifer   

Thanks for filling me in on the details!


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15 minutes ago, Stella HB said:

I will be mostly reducing capital letters to 85%...

Size, opacity? o.O


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