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Font Technology: Methods and Tools
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication date June 1, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780387572239
ISBN-10 0387572236
Dimensions 1.25 by 7 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
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Published in Europe
Original list price $84.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Computers have profoundly changed prepress technology. Typefaces are manufactured by 'digital punch cutters' with a PC and no longer by metal punch cutters. Typefaces are constructed and output by a new technology - font technology. This book by Peter Karow covers the whole area of font technology. It offers chapters on such issues as intelligent font scaling, kerning, quality of type, legibility, and problems of different output devices, among others. It makes fascinating reading on Gutenberg setting, the font market, and optical scaling. Last but not least, it gives a 'hands-on' account of kanji, the Chinese/Japanese ideograms. The book also contains a number of valuable and instructive appendices. Almost all you need to know about type and computers!

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from Springer Verlag (June 1, 1994)
9780387572239 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $84.95
About: Computers have profoundly changed prepress technology.
from Gardners Books (June 1, 1994)
9783540572237 | details & prices | 471 pages | List price $111.15
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With Gerard Unger (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Springer-Verlag New York Inc (December 15, 2011)
9783642785078 | details & prices | 457 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $99.00

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