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Re: VMs: Another VMS idea?
On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 at 21:50:19 -0400
Perhaps the "filler" is not a single repeated word but is a
repeating series of words (say, "the quick brown fox jumped over the
lazy dog") or even a known text of some kind.
(One of the Sherlock Holmes movies involves a scheme like this, where
a message is spelled out by making errors in certain notes of a well-
If there is a rigid rule for insertions, the juxtaposition of letters
might sometimes be awkward unless there are nulls or the letters are
occasionally modified. I would do better to check further but my
impression is: if you type a few lines in the EVA font it does not
look as good as when copying from the manuscript. If the words in the
ms. are separated according to the writer's convenience that might be
another way to avoid problems. I don't know whether anyone has made a
study of the relationships of letters on opposite sides of spaces
from that standpoint.
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