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(Picture of a tiny cow hanging from the beak of a giant chicken)
“Of course, one must have the requisite skills to be able to use a medium as a representational vehicle. Put another way, technique must be available. If there is no skill, there is no technique. If there is no technique, there is no expressivity. If there is no expressivity, there is no art.”

CJK typography they never taught you

Punctuation

  • Why underlines are not visual formatting
  • The honorific full-width space
  • The traditional CJK pilcrow

Layout

  • The fullwidth space as a basic typographic unit
  • The honorific line break
  • Honorific outdents
  • The standard paragraph indent
  • Beyond kinsokushori
  • Vertical CJK text that runs from left to right

Standards gone wrong

Punctuation

Mere semantics

Mistranslations and misunderstandings

  • CJK, ME, and “Asian”
  • What are italics?

My CS6 review, or something like that

  • Adobe InDesign CS6 and ebooks, round 2
  • Adobe InDesign CS6 and ebooks, round 1
  • Adobe applications “dans” français
  • First impressions of Adobe InDesign CS6 on the Creative Cloud

Off topic

  • Setting up L-invoice
  • The end of the original Facebook metaphor
  • Turning a table “sideways” with CSS
  • User experience as an organization’s image
  • The alleged SEO benefits of webfonts
  • Foreign brand names