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Topic 3

  1. 1. TOPIC 3: TEXTS
  2. 2. 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. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 3.1 INTRODUCTION TO TEXT Font Terminology
  7. 7. 3.1 INTRODUCTION TO TEXT Software for Creating and Editing Text  Ms Word  Ms PowerPoint  Adobe Photoshop  Adobe Illustrator  Adobe In design

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