Space to move
ANTONY WOODWARD’S delightful piece on typefaces (October 19) omits to mention that the spacing of the text is equally as important as the typeface used. Words have no meaning unless they’re separated from each other and grouped by interline spacing—the version of the Declaration of Independence shown in Garamond is much less legible than the preceding versions.
If readers examine the pages of COUNTRY LIFE, they will see that it is the spatial arrangement of the type (and its size) that determines legibility as much as the typeface. James Hartley, Staffordshire