Here's a point that can be answered.Andreas Stötzner said:3. But you can’t simply take some of them out…Why not? If they are superfluous?
Ray Larabie said:TNR (or other typical text faces) are systems of parts designed to work together.
Ray Larabie said:To say a typeface with a lot of parts means those parts are superfluous is like saying only minimalist fixie bikes are ideal—bikes with shifters, 2 brakes, lights, fenders and reflectors are worse because they have too many parts. The fixie might look clever but the other bike is a more comfortable ride.
Although I disagree with your views on this issue in general - and they don't seem to have gotten much support from other posters here either, I think you have made a valid point in this sentence.Hrant H. Papazian said:Quite often historicism is merely an easy way to feel confident, which is of arbitrary relevance to users.
Nothing wrong with that.Hrant H. Papazian said:Why not unfetter them from historicism in favor of the needs of living users?