true moan on the sad state of computer typography

Textism post on Quark express - he'll read through the lines of their press release for you. John Gruber translates it from PR-speak to english.

Adobe eventually came up with a project, codenamed K2, code-codenamed ‘Quark Killer’, now called Indesign. It’s good. It has native support for Opentype. Nobody uses it.

we do, and we highly recommend it. :) really! try it you'll like it and all that.
in swedish Quark is often called "Knark" (drugs).

about the author

Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Comments (4)

  • Dabitch's picture

    from John Grubers translation:

    PDF creation technology has been incorporated into QuarkXPress 6, allowing users to output PDF files directly from QuarkXPress without having to purchase a license for third-party software.
    Dear Adobe,

    Fuck you.


    Apr 12, 2003
  • tlevitz's picture

    Quark this, Indesign that.... is there a support group for those of us who still use PageMaker (no, don't laugh!)

    Apr 14, 2003
  • claymore's picture

    C'mon now. Everybody knows that real pros only use SuperPaint and Print Shop on Mac System 6!

    Apr 14, 2003
  • tlevitz's picture

    8.6, thank you very much!

    Until OSX reinstates the happy mac, my motto is "hell no, I won't go..."

    Guess I should be glad you let the opportunity to make a "what? you don't use ms publisher?" slide.

    Apr 15, 2003