Peter Karow's Digital Typefaces: Description and Formats PDF

By Peter Karow

Summary his ebook used to be written essentially for those that intend or desire to strengthen new machines for the output of typefaces. it's sensible to categorize apparatus into 3 teams for which electronic alphabets are required - 1) reveal units, 2) typesetting machines and three) numerically managed (NC) machines. before, improvement of typefaces has been overly established upon the layout of the respective computer on which it was once for use. This don't need to be the case. Digitization of kind will be undertaken in steps: the training of a database utilizing hand-digitization, and the following automated iteration of computing device codecs by way of tender­ scanning, by using a computer-based software. electronic codecs for typefaces are ultimate to method­ atic ordering, as are coding concepts. during this quantity, a variety of codecs are investigated, their homes mentioned and rela­ tive construction specifications analyzed. Appendices supply readers more information, mostly on electronic codecs for typeface garage brought through the IKARUS method. This e-book was once composed in Latino variety, constructed via Hermann Zapf from his Melior for URW in 1990. Compo­ sition was once finished on a Linotronic three hundred, in addition to on an Agfa 9400 typesetter utilizing PostScript. v Preface Preface his booklet used to be introduced out by way of URW Publishers in 1986 with the identify «Digital codecs for Typefaces;). It was once translated into English in 1987, jap in 1989 and French in 1991.

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