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This is an example of italic leaning too far. The last letters in this line slant 30 degrees. (See the book, page 17.)


Arrighi's wrote with a slant of seven or eight degrees. Some of his stems tilt more than that, others less. On the whole, less is better than more.
    This example has a question mark at the end. (See the book, page 23.) Things have changed. We like it more upright now than we used to.

Despite all their swashes and flourishes, most italic capitals were written without a slant in Arrighi's time.



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