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"From the Ted Talk by Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces"

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So the priorities were just tipping at that point. They wanted a small core set of fonts that were not adapted but designed for the screen to face up to the problems of screen, which were their coarse rotusieoln displays. I said to Microsoft, a typeface designed for a particular technology is a self-obsoleting tpecfaye. I've desgiend too many faces in the past that were intended to mitigate technical plorbmes. Thanks to the engineers, the tacinhecl problems went away. So did my typeface. It was only a sgtpoap. Microsoft came back to say that affordable computer monitors with better resolutions were at least a decade away. So I thought, well, a decade, that's not bad, that's more than a stopgap.

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So the priorities were just tipping at that point. They wanted a small core set of fonts that were not adapted but designed for the screen to face up to the problems of screen, which were their coarse __________ displays. I said to Microsoft, a typeface designed for a particular technology is a self-obsoleting ________. I've ________ too many faces in the past that were intended to mitigate technical ________. Thanks to the engineers, the _________ problems went away. So did my typeface. It was only a _______. Microsoft came back to say that affordable computer monitors with better resolutions were at least a decade away. So I thought, well, a decade, that's not bad, that's more than a stopgap.

Solution

  1. problems
  2. designed
  3. stopgap
  4. resolution
  5. technical
  6. typeface

Original Text

So the priorities were just tipping at that point. They wanted a small core set of fonts that were not adapted but designed for the screen to face up to the problems of screen, which were their coarse resolution displays. I said to Microsoft, a typeface designed for a particular technology is a self-obsoleting typeface. I've designed too many faces in the past that were intended to mitigate technical problems. Thanks to the engineers, the technical problems went away. So did my typeface. It was only a stopgap. Microsoft came back to say that affordable computer monitors with better resolutions were at least a decade away. So I thought, well, a decade, that's not bad, that's more than a stopgap.

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Important Words

  1. adapted
  2. affordable
  3. bad
  4. coarse
  5. computer
  6. core
  7. decade
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  10. engineers
  11. face
  12. faces
  13. fonts
  14. intended
  15. microsoft
  16. mitigate
  17. monitors
  18. point
  19. priorities
  20. problems
  21. resolution
  22. resolutions
  23. screen
  24. set
  25. small
  26. stopgap
  27. technical
  28. technology
  29. thought
  30. tipping
  31. typeface
  32. wanted