3.1 INTRODUCTION TO TEXT Human readable sequence of characters to form words to explain or describe about subjects / contexts / situations /.... the most fundamental element of any multimedia project. Requires small storage Types of text: Printed text Scanned Text Electronic Text Hypertext
3.1 INTRODUCTION TO TEXTFont A font is a set of printable or displayable text characters in a specific style and size. Also known as typeface (in typography field) Classification and choice of font usually based on: Proportion Serifs Shape Weight ‘new creation’, with technology Proportion Monospaced (fixed-width): Each letter occupies the same amount of horizontal space, so the text looks as if it is typed on a typewriter. Eg: Courier. Proportional font: each letter occupies an amount of horizontal space proportional to width of the character, so the text looks as if it was printed in a book. Eg: Times New Roman.
3.1 INTRODUCTION TO TEXT Serifs Serifs: The little stroke added to the ends of character shapes. Eg Book Antiqua, Lucida Sans-Serifs: The text without the stroke feature at the end of characters eg: Arial Shape Upright shape: The letters of an Italic font slope to the right, which imitate certain types of handwriting. It is conventionally used for emphasis and for identifying foreign words and expressions. Slanted shape: It share the rightward slope of italic fonts, but lack their calligraphic quality. Eg: Lucida Bright in italic.
3.1 INTRODUCTION TO TEXT Weight Bold: Font with bold features. The thickness of the stroke making up the letters. Other: Ultra-bold, semi-bold, light and ultra-light ‘new creation’, with technology Fantasy font: This type of font defy characterization, and often break the rules. They are easily over used.