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Above, cast of the Trajan Inscription from Catich, The Origin of the Serif, p. 82.
Below, interpoints from Catich, p. 58 (rearranged); pp. 18, 58, 188-190 are the
sources for the discussion here. Dimensions of the inscription are from Edward ...
In short, codes obstruct parallelism; replacing codes with direct labels unifies the
information. Codes and keys are sometimes necessary for highly complex data (
geological field maps, for example), head-serif de*" head ^^^^^^^^^m— .
... have stamped-embossed sans serif, Yearbook then stamped-embossed serif,
and, finally, a quirky system font — with an oversized x-height (presumably to
improve legibility on the screen) resulting in cramped ascenders and descenders
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Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
The Smallest Effective Difference
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