PostScript : A computer language for creating vector graphics and was created by John Warnock, Charles Geschke, Doug Brotz, Ed Taft and Bill Paxton.
Open Face: A format for scalable computer fonts.
Typeface: A set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.
Cap-Height: The height of a capital letter above the baseline for a particular typeface.
Font: A particular size, weight and style of a typeface.
Glyph: An elemental symbol within an agreed set of symbols.
Connotation: An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning(denotation).
Denotation: The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests(connotation).
Modern Type: A style of typeface developed in the late 18th century that continued through much of the 19th century.
high contrast between thick and thin strokes
flat hairline serifs
*Modern fonts are harder to read than previous and later typestyles developed for text.
Transitional Type: The Antiqua or Old Style of type of the 16th and 17th centuries evolved inyo Transitional.
The primary characteristics:
1.)Medium contrast between thick and thin strokes
2.)Less left-inclined axis than Old Style faces (closer to vertical)
3.)Triangular or flat tip where diagonal strokes meet (such as the base of a W).
Humanist Type: Humanist characteristics include:
1.) Proportions that were modeled on old style typefaces
2.) Open strokes
3.) Lightly higher contrast in strokes in comparison to other sans-serif typefaces
Ex: Gill Sans
Slab Serif: A type of serif typeface characterized by thick, block-like serifs.
Sans Serif: A type of serif typeface that does not have the small projecting features called “serifs” at the end of strokes.