Otto Stolz <Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de> wrote:
> Likewise, the "f" in an aperture setting, such as "f/5.6", would be
> in italics. It would definitely not be a florin sign, though its glyph
> is similar, if not even indistinguishable from an italic "f".
Publishers specializing in technical books on photography (e.g. Focal Press,
and lens manufacturers *do* use the florin sign for lens apertures. Perhaps
incorrect, but it does seem to have become the de-facto standard. The florin
(ƒ) is easily distinguishable from an italic f in most typefaces used in
since the italic f usually lacks a tail. The "florin sign" is also slanted
whether or not
it is set as italic.
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