The aisle one problem is closely associated with the Zilchoh problem …. I guess that both problems need a solution before a person can find peace of mind …. You chemists stop salivating … I am not talking about a chemical solution …. Chemical solutions can have strange consequences … I need a literary solution …. It must be a literal literary solution …. Well, I guess it’s the mechanics of literacy I am concerned about … that makes it a literally mechanical literacy solution …. Sometimes things get so confusing … I wouldn’t want to confuse anyone … The reason I am so good at confusing is that I start with myself …. I practice a lot at home then I go out and confuse the world.
…let me describe this a different way … you see, the whole problem is one of confusion …. The kind of confusion that comes from fonts … no, not baptisimal fonts …. The fonts we write with …. When you type something it sometimes looks like something else …. If I type ill or I’ll or 111 sometimes you can’t tell what is an ell and what is a one or it could be an i …. Then there are the uppercase and lower case characters … and Roman numerals …. IiviL xIx and things like that….. and of course the zilchoh thing …. Is it a zero or is it the letter oh … some fonts misrepresent letters and numbers …. The real problem is that there isn’t a distinct difference between each and every character.
I went into the font grocery store and told them what I wanted … he said to try aisle 1 … ok, so there isn’t a font grocery store ….
The aisle 1 stuff came from me trying to name the problem … I am not really sure what to call it.
El one eye (Spanish)
Then there are the zeros and the letter O
The wuneleyezilcho syndrome (medical)
Call the problem what you like …. There ought to be a font that is aisleonezilcho compliant.
It is a good thing that the numerals don’t have an upper and lower case.
Some months ago I started going through the fonts available in my version of Microsoft word …..
I typed the combinations …. i I l L 1 ! 0 o O … then I checked font after font …
I didn’t find any that satisfied me … I confess that I gave up before trying every font.
Today just a few minutes ago I went through the few fonts available in WordPress …. WordPress is where my blog resides …. I did find 2 fonts where each letter is different …. I think the names of the fonts were stupid and stupider … ok … it was anonymous Pro and source code Pro …. Both fonts look really bad ….
Until further notice I will have a stupid looking font that is aisleonezilcho compliant … it’s a trade off … fix a few problems and all the other letters look dorky.
… I like he Arial font … except for the i L 1 0 o O problem
Back in the olden days there may have been excuses …. now with the technology we have it should be a cake walk for font designers … they could develop a clean clear font where it is impossible to mistake one character for another …. And … the rest of the letters could look good …. Do any of you know of such a font … please let me know if you do …..
If not I will continue to struggle and whine and complain and confuse ….
I AM BEGGING
1st amendment to this post
After a few days of the dorky looking font I couldn’t stand it any more … it seemed a shame to destroy the reputation of the whole website with a substandard font …. so I changed it back to this default font …
I wanted to leave this one post in the dorky font so you could see how bad it is.
in situations where aisle 1 is a problem …
in the future I might try …. ALL CAPITALS ….
… in this font … ALL CAPITALS …… looks like this ….
…… I L 1 0 O ….
it looked better in the edit font …………..gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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I love fonts, although I’ve never gotten even a sip of wisdom at one. Sometimes used chewing gum. They obviously don’t have any font of wisdom at the Capitol.
Just the names of printing fonts are evocative – – even the plain ol’ “Times New Roman” sounds like a sword & sandals sci-fi novel, and there’s “Baskerville Old Face” kind of hang-dog but scary, the scheming “Blackadder”, “Trebuchet” hurling punctuations right and left, etc. I think I could see your essays in “Gothic Light”
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