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Influence of Technology

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Author: Maria Tucker
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In this lesson you will learn to be able to recognize the impact of technology on the history of type.

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Image of crafted book, Public Domain

Image of woodblock, Creative Commons


Image of Calligraphy, Public Domain


Image of Printing Press, Creative Commons


Image of Moveable Type, Creative Commons


Image of Photo Typesetting, Creative Commons


Image of Laser Jet, Creative Commons


Image of Typewriter, Public Domain


Image of Typewriter Type, Public Domain


Image of Formatting Paragraphs, Creative Commons

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSa2...

Image of Mac original fonts, Creative Commons


Image of Bitmap Font, Fair Use


Image of TTF Font, by Maria Tucker

Image of OTF Font, by Maria Tucker

Image of Post Script Font, Public Domain

http://www.grosse.is-a-geek.com/pcplus/hd264sd/hd2...

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Postscript Type 1

    A font file format developed by Adobe. Postscript fonts consist of 2 files. File extension: .ps.

  • True Type

    A font file format developed by Microsoft. True Type comes in both Windows and Macintosh versions. File extension: .ttf.

  • Open Type

    The most recent font file format; OpenType was developed by Adobe Systems and can be used on both Windows and Macintosh computer systems. File extension: .otf.
 

  • Proportional Type Spacing

    Letter spacing that compensates for the shape of each character.

  • Monospaced Type

    A non-proportional typeface; each character takes up the same amount of space.
 

  • Movable Type

    A component of Gutenberg's press, individual high relief characters each on their own metal block.

  • Johannes Gutenburg

    German jeweler and printer, invented the printing press and printed the first book in 1456.