Illustration of a woodcutter at work, public domain
Gutenberg Bible; PD-1923
Illustration of printing press, creative commons
Moveable type, creative commons: Willi Heidelbach
Photo of typewriter, public domain
Early desktop computer, creative commons
Laptop, creative commons
Example monospace type, Courier, public domain
Typewriter keys, creative commons
Example of proportional spaced type, public domain
Example of True Type font for sale, etsy.com, fair use
Adobe website, example of Open Type typefaces for sale, fair use
German jeweler and printer, invented the printing press and printed the first book in 1456.
A non-proportional typeface; each character takes up the same amount of space.
A component of Gutenberg's press, individual high relief characters each on their own metal block.
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.
A font file format developed by Adobe. Postscript fonts consist of 2 files. File extension: .ps.
Letter spacing that compensates for the shape of each character.
A font file format developed by Microsoft. True Type comes in both Windows and Macintosh versions. File extension: .ttf.