lig.a.ture – The act of tying or binding.

Since the creation of moveable type ligatures have taken on a more technical definition which is when two or more letters are cast together to create one sort (or glyph), this is considered a ligature even though the letters may not necessarily be connected as one letterform, but they still occupy a single glyph, which can be difficult to distinguish by eye.

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Line Lengths & Measures

When designing how content should be displayed one of the key factors to consider is line length. If it’s too short the eyes can become tired from constantly moving to the next line, if it’s too long the reader can get lost in the middle of a sentence and it also becomes difficult to find the next line.

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