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==Font formats==
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== How to write good ==
Most computer fonts used today are in ''bitmap'' or ''outline'' data formats. Bitmap fonts store fixed images for each glyph in each typeface and point size. Outline or ''vector'' fonts store characters as instructions for drawing each glyph's lines and curves. Outline fonts scale smoothly in size over a wide range.
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# Correct spelling is esential.
 
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# Verbs always has to agree with their subjects.
Common font filename extensions include:
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# Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
:{{Codeline|bdf}} and {{Codeline|bdf.gz}} – ''b''itmap ''d''istribution ''f''ormat and gzip compressed {{Codeline|bdf}}
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# About those fragments.
:{{Codeline|pcf}} and {{Codeline|pcf.gz}} – bitmap ''p''ortable ''c''ompiled ''f''ont and gzip compressed {{Codeline|pcf}}
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# Remember to not ever split an infinitive.
:{{Codeline|pfa}} and {{Codeline|pfb}} – outline ''P''ostScript ''f''ont ''A''SCII and ''P''ostScript ''f''ont ''b''inary. PostScript fonts carry built-in printer instructions.
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# Parentheses are (usually) not necessary.
:{{Codeline|ttf}} – outline ''T''rue''T''ype ''f''ont. Originally designed as a replacement for the PostScript fonts.
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# Do not end a sentence with a preposition. This is something the reader will not put up with.
:{{Codeline|otf}} – outline ''O''pen''T''ype ''f''ont. TrueType with PostScript typographic instructions.  
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# Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
 
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# The passive voice is to be avoided.
Some {{Codeline|ttf}} fonts are actually OpenType fonts and, for most purposes, the technical differences between TrueType and OpenType can be ignored. The OpenType format is published as the standard ''ISO/IEC 14496-22.''
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# Proofread your writing to see if you any words out.
 
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The typesetting application, ''TeX,'' and its companion font software, ''Metafont,'' render glyphs using their own methods. Some of the file extensions used for fonts by these two programs are {{Codeline|*pk}}, {{Codeline|*gf}}, {{Codeline|mf}} and {{Codeline|vf}}.
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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.