|04-21-2010, 08:48 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony PRS-600, Fujitsu Stylistic ST-4121
Article on state of typography on the iPad
Interesting overview on some of the typographical infelicities on the iPad:
although many of them apply to any sort of e-reader format which doesn't hard-code linebreaks &c. to a specific page size (i.e., pretty much anything other than .pdf)
|04-21-2010, 02:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: PRS-505, iPad
A lot of very valid issues. I wonder if they will ever get resolved. I would think it would take a huge focus on ebooks and e-reader competition and so far I get the feeling Apple is just throwing up a trial balloon with its iBooks offering.
|04-21-2010, 05:14 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arlington, Texas
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 6+, Nexus 7.2
Considering Apple helped to pioneer desktop publishing back in the 1980s with the original Macs, I must say they seem to have lossed touch with the publishing world. And that includes consumers who read what the publishing world publishes. I lost interest in Apple after they turned their corporate back on publishing and a lot of the creative parts of computing and started emphasizing music, video, and other pre-packaged DRMed merchandise.
|04-21-2010, 06:45 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The sunny part of California
Device: Kindle DXG/iPad/iPhone 3G S/Nexus S/
Steve Jobs has stated in the past that nobody reads anymore.
And since he is always right, there is no need for typography on the iPad.
Just like with porn, I suppose we'll have to buy an Android for typography....
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