Font Technology

Methods and Tools

  • Peter Karow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Peter Karow
    Pages 1-5
  3. Peter Karow
    Pages 7-40
  4. Peter Karow
    Pages 41-58
  5. Günther Flake
    Pages 59-76
  6. Ralf Funke
    Pages 77-84
  7. Peter Karow
    Pages 85-104
  8. Peter Karow
    Pages 105-149
  9. Peter Karow
    Pages 151-172
  10. Bodo Kämmle
    Pages 173-192
  11. Peter Karow
    Pages 193-212
  12. Peter Karow
    Pages 213-270
  13. Dirk Wendt
    Pages 271-306
  14. Dirk Wendt
    Pages 307-312
  15. Helga Jörgensen, Sigrid Engelmann, Andrew Newton
    Pages 313-320
  16. Andreas Harms
    Pages 321-342
  17. Karl H. von Warkentin
    Pages 343-358
  18. Peter Rosenfeld
    Pages 359-378
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 379-457

About this book


Computers have changed typography and prepress as well as printing. Typefaces are manufactured by "digital punch cutters" with a PC, not any more by punch cutters. Typefaces are constructed an output by a new technolgy, the so-called fonttechnology. The book by Peter Karow covers the whole area of it. It offers various chapters about (among others) issues like intelligent font scaling, kerning, quality of type, legibility, and problems of different output devices. It is interesting to read about Gutenberg setting, the font market, optical scaling, and last but not least a "hand on" Kanjhi, the Chinese/Japanese Glyphs. Furthermore, Fonttechnology contains a number of valuable and instructive appendices. Almost everything one has to know about type and computers!


DTP Designer Digital typefaces Digitale Schriften Fonttechnik Layout Schriftherstellung Typographie Visuelle Kommunikation communication computer database graphics typography visual communication

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Karow
    • 1
  1. 1.URW Software Type GmbHHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78507-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78505-4
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