Discussion/Notices re: fonts

From: Brian Doyle (brian@gael-image.com)
Date: Wed May 07 2003 - 17:50:21 EDT

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    Despite claims to the contrary, the "mail list rules and etiquette" found at
    <http://www.unicode.org/consortium/distlist.html> do not explicity prohibit
    discussions or notices regarding fonts and/or font design. In fact, they

    > ... for the most-part, other than profanity, "anything goes."

    They do, however, caution against "rabid, ad hominem attacks," which I think
    aptly describes Mr. Hudson's post (below). Furthermore, spam is defined as
    "unsolicited commercial and bulk e-mail." Aesthetic objections to a
    subscriber's announced work do not justify launching into an invective (and
    unprofessional) tirade.

    For the benefit of list newbies like myself, perhaps some "knowledgeable"
    person would care to share the unspoken list rules so that flame wars can be

    Brian Doyle

    on 5/7/03 12:29 PM, John Hudson at tiro@tiro.com wrote:

    > Frankly, your typeface is so bad that I wouldn't use it for anything...
    > [snip]
    > Obviously I need to spell this out: the fact that you have a copy of Softy
    > does not make you a type designer. Frankly, the idea that anyone with a
    > piece of (bad) software and an inflated sense of his own creativity can
    > make a typeface is insulting.

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