Niche Caps: Niche caps II

December 8, 2005: Issue 117

Design determines whether to repeat a niche cap. If text wraps around the niche cap, don’t repeat that letter. If text wraps over the niche cap, do repeat the letter.

When a story opens with a quotation, the niche cap needs a single quotation mark. If the single quote hampers design, try rewriting the lede to avoid it; don’t just skip it.

When the word “a” begins a story with a niche cap, insert a thin space (apple-option-shift-m) at the beginning of body copy.

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