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==Font formats==
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== How to write good ==
Almost all computer fonts used today are either in ''bitmap'' or ''outline'' data formats. A third type, ''stroke'' format, is rarely used.  
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# Correct spelling is esential.
 
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# Verbs always has to agree with their subjects.
''Bitmap'' fonts – The glyphs or characters are stored as fixed size images. Their display often suffers when these fonts are scaled to different sizes. Filename extensions include {{Filename|pcf}}, ''p''ortable ''c''ompiled ''f''ont, and {{Filename|bdf}}, ''b''itmap ''d''istribution ''f''ormat. Gzipped versions of these two formats are also used and have the extensions {{Filename|pcf.gz}} and {{Filename|bdf.gz}}.
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# Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
 
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# About those fragments.
''Outline'' or ''vector'' fonts – The glyphs contained in the font are defined by their lines and curves. Useful because they scale smoothly for print and can be hinted for adequate display on monitors. PostScript fonts use the extensions {{Filename|pfa}}, ''P''ostScript ''f''ont ''A''SCII, and {{Filename|pfb}}, ''P''ostScript ''f''ont ''b''inary. ''T''rue''T''ype ''f''onts carry the extension {{Filename|ttf}} and the more recently developed ''O''pen''T''ype ''f''onts use {{Filename|otf}}.
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# Remember to not ever split an infinitive.
 
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# Parentheses are (usually) not necessary.
PostScript fonts contain printer instructions. Their use is diminishing with changes in printer technology and as the popularity of TrueType and OpenType formats grows.
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# Do not end a sentence with a preposition. This is something the reader will not put up with.
 
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# Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
Their are technical differences between OpenType and TrueType formats, but for most purposes these differences can be ignored. The OpenType format is now an open standard, published as ISO/IEC 14496-22.
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# The passive voice is to be avoided.
 
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# Proofread your writing to see if you any words out.
*TeX bitmap fonts (.pk)<br>
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:''usually automatically generated from the METAFONT source .mf''
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*TeX virtual fonts (.vf)
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*TrueType/OpenType fonts (.ttf)<br>
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:''The most popular kind of fonts. OpenType fonts with quadratic outlines have also the .ttf suffix''
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Revision as of 01:43, 28 October 2011

How to write good

  1. Correct spelling is esential.
  2. Verbs always has to agree with their subjects.
  3. Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
  4. About those fragments.
  5. Remember to not ever split an infinitive.
  6. Parentheses are (usually) not necessary.
  7. Do not end a sentence with a preposition. This is something the reader will not put up with.
  8. Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
  9. The passive voice is to be avoided.
  10. Proofread your writing to see if you any words out.