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Re: Article by Rumraket smashes it.

#21  Postby felltoearth » Jan 26, 2018 2:54 pm

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Re: Article by Rumraket smashes it.

#22  Postby aban57 » Jan 26, 2018 2:55 pm

Rumraket wrote:
newolder wrote:
zulumoose wrote:
In scientific notation that number is written unambiguously as 8.23514x103


Nope.

That is school maths.
In scientific notation . is a multiplier, so 8.23514 is 8 times 23514

Nope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_notation

According to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplication_sign he is correct, some countries really do use a fucking period as a multiplication symbol.

"In some languages (especially Bulgarian[citation needed]) and French[citation needed] the use of full stop as a multiplication symbol, such as a.b, is common."


I confirm that, I saw that a lot at school, even recently on a mooc.
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Re: Article by Rumraket smashes it.

#23  Postby Macdoc » Jan 27, 2018 5:49 am

Reverse type ???

That's shame Rum ....makes it exceptionally hard to read,

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Exactly my case here.
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Re: Article by Rumraket smashes it.

#24  Postby surreptitious57 » Jan 27, 2018 7:03 am

Rumraket wrote:
I think that . has to be elevated to distinguish it from an actual period

Over here elevation makes zero difference as it is written both ways and the distinction is totally irrelevant. And periods
are called full stops. Also the continental habit of using commas for decimal points is confusing because they are used as grammatical not mathematical notation. As mathematics is a universal language it should all be completely standardised
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Re: Article by Rumraket smashes it.

#25  Postby hackenslash » Jan 29, 2018 9:41 am

Macdoc wrote:Reverse type ???

That's shame Rum ....makes it exceptionally hard to read,

Using reverse type can destroy reader comprehension | Cutting Edge ...
https://cuttingedgepr.com › Blog
But what impact does reverse type have on reader comprehension? This is the crucial issue. It is absolutely pointless designing an attractive looking page that is hard to read. Colin Wheildon, editor of the largest Australian motoring publication , wanted the answers to this because he knew a nice layout means nothing if ...


Use reverse type sparingly. - Armstrong Graphic Design
http://www.armstronggraphicdesign.com/b ... -sparingly
Use reverse type sparingly. Like red pepper, a little goes a long way. I often see websites where the main content has a dark background and the font is white or light-colored. I see them, but usually I won't read them. Why? Because they are so hard to read.


Exactly my case here.


This is in hand but not imminent. I'm migrating to a private domain in the relatively near future, and will be doing a complete redesign with a more contemporary feel. It was just thrown together when I started it as I needed an outlet quickly.

In the meantime, if you click on the 'print friendly' button in the top right corner, it converts the post to a black-on-white downloadable pdf.
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Re: Article by Rumraket smashes it.

#26  Postby felltoearth » Feb 01, 2018 3:23 pm

hackenslash wrote:
Macdoc wrote:Reverse type ???

That's shame Rum ....makes it exceptionally hard to read,

Using reverse type can destroy reader comprehension | Cutting Edge ...
https://cuttingedgepr.com › Blog
But what impact does reverse type have on reader comprehension? This is the crucial issue. It is absolutely pointless designing an attractive looking page that is hard to read. Colin Wheildon, editor of the largest Australian motoring publication , wanted the answers to this because he knew a nice layout means nothing if ...


Use reverse type sparingly. - Armstrong Graphic Design
http://www.armstronggraphicdesign.com/b ... -sparingly
Use reverse type sparingly. Like red pepper, a little goes a long way. I often see websites where the main content has a dark background and the font is white or light-colored. I see them, but usually I won't read them. Why? Because they are so hard to read.


Exactly my case here.


This is in hand but not imminent. I'm migrating to a private domain in the relatively near future, and will be doing a complete redesign with a more contemporary feel. It was just thrown together when I started it as I needed an outlet quickly.

In the meantime, if you click on the 'print friendly' button in the top right corner, it converts the post to a black-on-white downloadable pdf.

There is also a "reader view" option in Safari.
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