R.D. Hersch Ed.
Cambridge University Press, 1993, ISBN 0-521-44026-2
Visual and Technical Aspects of Type gives an introduction to the rules of font
design and describes how fonts and their metrics are managed by computers. It
is the first book that contains contributions from both type creators and
computer scientists. The aim is to provide insights into the production and
rendering of digital type and to make traditional type design rules accessible
to a wider audience. The first part contains an overview of the evolution of
letterforms in their historical and cultural context. The second part is
devoted to technical aspects of type; topics covered include character metrics,
outline font rasterization techniques, and algorithms for various
tasks. Finally, articles by Hans Meier and Fernand Baudin provide an
interesting view of the progress of typefaces and page layout, and insight into
future developments. This unique book will appeal to graphics designers,
computer scientists, typographers and desktop publishers who wish to know more
about computer typography.