Hebrew typography: reflections of a Latin type


Simon Prais
www.hebrewtypography.me.uk
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The Hebrew and Latin letters are fundamentally different. Circumstance and technology has distorted the development of Hebrew type and typography but which Latin typographic styles and conventions are appropriate to the Hebrew letter?

Simon Prais studied for an MA in Visual Communications (Manchester Polytechnic) in 1984–85 and wrote his dissertation on design considerations affecting the simultaneous use of Latin and Hebrew Typography. In 1986 he co–founded TypeMaker Limited (t/a ColourConfidence) and is their Technical Director. TypeMaker are developers of graphics manipulation software and are the largest independent European colour management specialists. They were also the first UK PostScript typesetting service.

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