Hierarchy Of Scripts

Using a hierarchy of scripts not only makes a manuscript more pleasing to the eye, but helps a reader to differentiate different parts of the page. By using one script for a title, another for a sub-title, and a third for the main text, we are able to clearly know where the titles end and the text begins. A running title at the top of the page in a different script helps a reader to know what he is reading, even if he begins in the middle. Hierarchy of scripts also draw the eye to different portions of the page and add an element of decoration.


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