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Posted Aug 10, 2012 18:42 UTC (Fri) by n8willis (editor, #43041)
That said, there are hordes and hordes of people more experienced than me, so perhaps one of them has better information.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 2:00 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand (subscriber, #4458)
I remember reading somewhere that the minuscule ("small one" in latin, called lowercase in English) was invented to save space on the page (parchment was expensive back then!), and that the italic style was also used in handwriting for the same reason.
Just a random, unreliable, faded memory.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 17:11 UTC (Mon) by davelab6 (guest, #86237)
Today italics are meant to be visually distinctive and the lighter 'color' is one - important - way that type designers do this.
So I learned at the University of Reading's Typeface Design Masters programme :)
Posted Jan 14, 2013 8:33 UTC (Mon) by pauldhunt (guest, #88795)
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