Foundations of Info Tech Obj. 2.01 Text

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Computer Text Vocabulary

Anti-aliasing

Using software to smooth jagged edges of a font or graphic

Bitmap

Arrangement of dots to represent a graphic image, such as an individual letter.

Kerning

Spacing between a specific pair of text characters.

Masthead

Title of a newspaper, periodical, or Web site, as it appears across the front cover
of an issue or across the home page of a site.

Monospacing

Using the same width for all characters in a font.

OpenType

Scalable font technology developed by Adobe and Microsoft that extends
TrueType technology by allowing for larger character sets and more typographic control.

PostScript

Adobe technology for scalable fonts that uses a small program to generate each
character and other small programs to compute common parts of the characters in a given
font.

Proportional spacing

Use of different widths for different characters in a font.

Sans serif

Without serifs; a type of font that uses straight edges and lines, such as Arial.

Scalable font

Digital font with character definitions that include the shapes of characters but
not their sizes, so they can be scaled to different sizes.

Serif

Small decorative lines or curves on the ends of characters in some fonts, such as Times
New Roman.

Tracking

Amount of space that separates characters in text.

TrueType

Font technology for scalable fonts developed by Apple computer that is the
dominant font technology for PCs.

Typography

Design and manipulation of fonts

Watermarks

Words or symbols intended to be only faintly visible behind text.

White space

Blank or empty space that separates blocks of text from each other and from
other elements in a document or display

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