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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 116

Hey, it’s time once more for me to pass along a list of resources I’ve noticed recently that I think you should see.

Fonts and Typefaces 

  • As Carrie Cousins writes, "Without a doubt, the most beautiful character in the English language is the ampersand.” If you love ampersands as much as I do, you’ll love her article about them.
  • We all use and print fonts without thinking about how amazing it is that the technology actually works. Here’s a great little article and video about how Adobe solved the font problem back in the 80s.
  • Hey, TypeCon is headed to Washington DC at the end of July. That should be awesome.
  • I love this article about Ernie March, Adobe quality engineer for type
  • FontLab is sponsoring a free webinar by amazing and world-renowned font designer Matthew Carter on Feb 25. Learn about it here.


David Blatner
David Blatner is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign and InDesign for QuarkXPress Users, and presents many InDesign titles at He is the editorial director of InDesign Magazine. Over a half a million copies of his books are in print in 13 languages. He has spoken at conferences and workshops around North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and South Africa. You can find more about David at
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