Digital Typefaces: Description and Formats by Peter Karow

By Peter Karow

Summary his publication was once written basically for those that intend or desire to increase new machines for the output of typefaces. it really is functional to categorize apparatus into 3 teams for which electronic alphabets are required - 1) exhibit units, 2) typesetting machines and three) numerically managed (NC) machines. beforehand, improvement of typefaces has been overly established upon the layout of the respective computer on which it used to be for use. This don't need to be the case. Digitization of variety will be undertaken in steps: the practise of a database utilizing hand-digitization, and the next computerized iteration of desktop codecs by way of gentle­ scanning, by using a computer-based application. electronic codecs for typefaces are ultimate to procedure­ atic ordering, as are coding recommendations. during this quantity, numerous codecs are investigated, their homes mentioned and rela­ tive creation requisites analyzed. Appendices offer readers more information, principally on electronic codecs for typeface garage brought through the IKARUS approach. This booklet was once composed in Latino sort, constructed by way of Hermann Zapf from his Melior for URW in 1990. Compo­ sition was once complete on a Linotronic three hundred, in addition to on an Agfa 9400 typesetter utilizing PostScript. v Preface Preface his e-book was once introduced out by means 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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Such printers compete to some extent with plotters and drawing machines. Laser printers have been successfully marketed by XEROX, Canon, etc. from 1980 to the present. Their first real breakthrough into larger market segments is as recent as 1984. The ubiquitous Canon printing engine from Japan was one of the leading elements to account for this surge. These printers, connected to personal computers (PCs) is undoubtedly the office typewriter of today, and is used in huge quantities in the field of desk top publishing.

Ing. Rudolf Hell presented his first fully electronic typesetting machine, the Digiset. These machines are known as «CRT machines» as they employ cathode-ray tubes. From 1975 onwards, CRT machines took over the market and virtually replaced hot metal composition. Between 1974 and 1978 the first laser typesetters (Linocomp from Linotype and Lasercomp from Monotype) were produced and marketed. In recent times displacement of earlier phototypesetting and CRT machines by laser machines has come to pass.

The light on the tube's display surface is used to expose film. A complex optical lens system is positioned between the display and the film. On film, resolutions are normally 25 to 100 lines/mm, or 625 to 2,500 lines/inch, consequently type reproduction is very good. Typesetting speeds range upward to 2,000 characters/second and more. Fig. 29 Exampleo! ~ rma( n ern hen_oder den Sieht eralen is trah( in di sen Geraten S hr gut fokusslert. Das Li hirm wird zur Beli htung von "i1men erwendel g rat und ilm b find t ich eine Linsenoptik.

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