Thursday, January 9, 2014

Leftovers from typewriter days

In his January ABA Journal column, Bryan Garner examines some leftovers from the typewriter age. Typography Double spacing after a period was the accepted format then, but the practice is now outdated, Garner explains. He also points out that while a few court rules still require an old typewriter font, Courier, those “backward anachronisms will surely disappear as more typographically enlightened rule-makers come to populate the relevant committees.”  Garner recommends Matthew Butterick’s Typography for Lawyers for those who want a good reference on document design.


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