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Rhetoric and Semiotics of Typography

Illustration of some typographical terms. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Why is 'a' an a? What is a? It's more than one sound. To the deaf, it's a glyph used to build words, but not a sound. Why does a language with 44-ish sounds use 26 letters, three of which (c, q, x) are easily replaced phonetically? Working out a 'rhetoric and semiotics of typography' theory for a book proposal based on thesis and dissertation work. Letters gain meaning from use, from agreed upon norms. Move beyond typographical history to a land of theory. A is a. Yet even then a is 5400 forms of a, or more. This seems like a book topic. A Routledge 2017 title claims to be the only (130 page) text specific to semiotics of text on screens. I found little for my thesis, definitely. A space to fill? Related articlesComic Sans creator reveals bizarre reason why font was madeHow we made the hated typeface Comic SansThe Consequences of Bad TypographyThis Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

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