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: 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!