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Foundations of Info Tech Obj. 2.01 Text

Computer Text Vocabulary
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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