Every writer has his or her weaknesses. For some writers, the difficulty is coming up with ideas; the passion to write is there, but the “what to write about” comes agonizingly slowly. That’s not my problem, fortunately. For me, while I am still supposed to be mainly writing the content, I am already thinking about the typefaces and page layouts and cover art that I’ll use. Those are all important considerations, but I can’t spend so much attention on the look-and-feel that the content itself suffers. So sometimes I have to rein myself in from playing around with text-block dimensions and font sizes and faces and get back to adding and revising dictionary entries. I have to crack the whip over my own head.
So here is some of the fruit of my procrastination. I’ve typeset the same entry (“Jesus fish”) in four different typefaces: Gentium Plus, Adobe Caslon Pro, Adobe Garamond Premier Pro, and Adobe Stempel Garamond LT Std. Take a look at this PDF to see the differences:
I picked this entry because it had a couple of paragraphs of text as well as some Greek. The Greek on the Gentium Plus page is also Gentium Plus, and the Greek in the other three pages is always Garamond Premier Pro.