Papyrus Watch

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Neverwhere


John sent us this book telling us it was a fun book to read and is compared to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. But he quotes
The inside of the book is ugly, too. It appears to be printed on a bubble jet printer that was running low on toner. Sometimes, periods are followed by double spaces.
It definitely looks like one of those books.

5 comments:

  1. The first edition of Neil Gaiman's story collection Smoke and Mirrors likewise uses Papyrus for the cover -- and for the story headings, and the entire table of contents!

    It should be noted that these date from 1996 and 1997, which was somewhat before Papyrus became so faddish.

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  2. Well...we all know that addage about judging a book by it's cover. That is true here! It came out in the '90s and Papyrus is a very '90s font. But like everything else by Neil Gaiman, still a good read!

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  3. What's wrong with double spaces after a period?

    Also, is it safe to say that anything from year 2000 and onwards that Papyrus should be considered overused?

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  4. It's a very good book, and was a good TV series too. From the early-mid nineties, it was before the Papyrus fad (I'm still trying to work out what's so wrong with people liking a font. I like it too). Still not as bad as the love affair with Comic Sans MS. ;)

    And yes, what's wrong with having two spaces after a full stop? That's word processing/typing language protocol as far as I know. I was always taught that anyway. Single spaces after words and commas, two after full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.

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  5. You're right, we were always taught two spaces after a period in school, although I have no idea why. It's normal for official typesetting to only be a single space. Take a look through books, newspapers, and magazines and you'll see. There's no good reason to have two spaces - it takes longer and takes up more room. In addition, on the web, HTML doesn't even support two spaces ... you can't put in two spaces in a row in HTML unless you enter the special code for a space. Typing 2 spaces in HTML just automatically reverts to 1.

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