On 5/5/2017 3:09 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>>> If JÃ¶rg were a Dutchman, he wouldn't be able to afford the Umlaut-dots.
>>> They're quality products made in Germany, and we don't sell them cheap.
>> So that is why they are not used for UberPov?
> Well, one of central tenets of German Engineering is "Why only use 2 parts, when
> you can accomplish the same task with 50 high-precision fully articulated hand
> crafted mirror-polished moving parts?"
> So, they're expensive, on overseas back-order, and since each umlaut is a
> precision-coded scalable vector true type WYSIWYG fontpiece made from 7
> interlocking pieces. Most (l)users don't have monitors of high enough
> resolution, or video cards to drive them, let alone display them at the Proper
> Gamma Setting(TM).
No arguing about the precision and shininess of German engineering. But
Umlauts originally were the product of Linotype hot metal splatter.
Rather than reset the type with new slugs. They became a feature.
<Whistling and walking away.>
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