The Washington Post has gone all fonty

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  • Christopher Slye
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    This is a pretty well-done article, I think. I often cringe at "font" articles for a general audience.
  • Craig Eliason
    Craig Eliason Posts: 1,411
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    Irks me that they capitalize "X height", even as they define it as "literally the height of a lowercase letter x compared to a capital one"!
  • Christopher Slye
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    Yeah, that is irksome. I wonder if that was careless application of editorial/style standards.
  • Craig Eliason
    Craig Eliason Posts: 1,411
    edited June 2023
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    Maybe so. They appear to get eBay, mRNA, and bell hooks correct!

    Is the term "x-height" unique in the degree of its self-referentiality? To me it is not just better left lowercase, but actually only correct that way. 
  • Christopher Slye
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    I pretty much agree with you, but I can appreciate the idea that it’s just a term and that it’s fine to capitalize it at the beginning of a sentence or similar circumstances. (Not the case here in the article of course; they’re just capitalizing it everywhere. That’s wrong.)
  • Igor Petrovic
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    714 comments! :)