Can somebody tell me how a book entitled Detail in Typography uses (c) instead of a copyright symbol twice in its own front matter, recommends using an x instead of a multiplication symbol, uses parens inside parens (instead of brackets inside parens [or vice-versa]), calls I “lowercase,” and preserves Germanicisms like “photo- and crt-composition”?

If, as the back cover claims (complete with echo), “[a]n attractive, interesting layout can certainly attract and please the reader,” shouldn’t mistakes like these repel and sour the reader? They did so here.

And if the author of the book is listed as Jost Hochuli, how am I expected to pronounce that? Sort of like Vox Populi?

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