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Old 08-11-2009, 01:44 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by annc View Post
And that's at its worst in the large print we buy, where margins are sacrificed in an attempt to keep the weight of the book down for arthritic hands. But they almost always fail to allow any hyphens, for some reason, so the word spaces are often huge and irritating. And they'd get a lot more words on a page if they did use some decent hyphenation.
I have yet to see a well-made, easy-to-read large-type book. I don’t think they put a penny more than they can avoid in producing them — probably have the night watchman spit them out in between their rounds! Poor or lousy hyphenation, no compensation for type size in the leading or line width, skinny margins. And I think they make the type larger than most readers need so the text is even harder to read.

I tried some when my cataracts got bad, and formed a powerfully negative feeling about those books.

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