Foreign Languages

This is an example of our typesetting work on foreign languages, specifically Law & Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by Anselm C. Hagedorn and Reinhard G. Kratz.

The seamless use of different languages in the same text is a form of art. As each font has different x-heights, tracking and kerning, it is essential to try to match each font to that of the body text. Problems can arise when ascenders and descenders collide. In this example, the body text is in English, and the varying line-heights of the hieroglyphics and Hebrew fonts are troublesome, at best.

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