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The complete manual of typography : a guide to setting perfect type

Author: James Felici
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beautifully designed and richly illustrated, the Complete Manual of Typography is an essential reference for anyone who works with type. Designers, print production professionals, and corporate communications managers can go straight to the index to find focused answers to specific questions, while educators and students can read it as a textbook from cover to cover."--Jacket.
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Felici, James.
Complete manual of typography.
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606869753
Online version:
Felici, James.
Complete manual of typography.
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)609198669
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Felici
ISBN: 0321127307 9780321127303
OCLC Number: 51256587
Notes: "Foreword by Frank Romano"--Cover.
Description: xx, 360, [1] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Typographic basics: The state of the art and how we got here ; Units of typographic measurement ; About typefaces ; About fonts ; The basics of using typefaces ; Typesetting versus typewriting ; Setting type on a personal computer ; What makes good type good (and bad type bad) --
How to set type: Measure, point size, and leading ; Controlling hyphenation and justification ; Kerning and tracking ; Managing indentation and alignment ; Special characters and special situations ; Document structures and typographic conventions ; Tables ; Language-specific issues ; Tyepsetting with style sheets ; Output-resolution issues.
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Describes how type should look and how to make it look that way; in other words, how to set type like a professional. This book explains in practical terms how to use computerized tools to achieve  Read more...

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