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In yesterday’s lecture we covered type crimes, from my notes these are what can be seen as type crimes:

  • Orphans and Widows
  • The incorrect use of hyphens instead of dashes rivers of space in justified text
  • Stacked letters that are either stretched or have become squashed
  • Foot sign instead of an apostrophe
  • Inch marks instead of using quote marks

When you stretch letters it can ruin the overall size and weight of the lettering and distort the text, there is a few ways that this can be done, either by software by using it to fill the certain space or enlarging text, widows and orphans are when a stray word is left sitting along a row.

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