A font is a style of writing the letters in the alphabet - or Chinese characters. Fonts should really be called typefaces. But most people today just say font.Friday, 15 May, 2009, 12:00am
Starring: Michael C. Place, Paula Scher, Matthew Carter and David Carson
Director: Gary Hustwit
The film: If you're familiar with the phrase 'kerning' and if fonts are your fetish, chances are Helvetica will make you weak at the knees.9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
So what is the key to getting a job? Qualifications, work experience or a nice presentation? It now seems that the first hurdle a job seeker needs to go through is choosing the right font for your cover letter.3 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
A century ago, the nascent South China Morning Post's decision to buy pioneering new Linotype machines was a masterstroke. A revolutionary technology that automated the typesetting process - whereas before each letter of each word was set by hand - it allowed the paper to be produced faster, and by a smaller staff.6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am
A newspaper provides value for money - that is how a group of Junior Police Call (JPC) members felt after their visit to a newspaper in Kowloon Bay.
The youths said the production procedure was very complicated and costly.30 Apr 1998 - 12:00am
A group of Junior Police Call (JPC) members recently visited a printing plant in Kowloon Bay to see how their monthly newsletter was produced.
Accompanied by staff of the Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB), the JPCs were ushered into a conference room for a briefing on various printing operations, including typesetting, layout and printing.2 May 1996 - 12:00am
THIS was (below) one of the more memorably titled seminars in Hong Kong last year.
We are tempted to offer the company concerned a course called 'How to make sure you don't switch typefaces in the middle of a sentence and thus make yourselves look like prats'.7 Jan 1996 - 12:00am
A TRADESMAN, it is said, is only as good as his tools.
As true as that cliche may be, the reverse carries even more weight. The best of tools in untrained hands can not be expected to produce optimum results.
With the economics of that firmly in mind, the training of editorial staff for the new Atex EdPage system was given a high priority.24 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
WHEN it comes to industrial revolutions, newspapers have had their share.
The South China Morning Post has been at the forefront. It is in the final phase of the most momentous technical advance in printing since Johannes Gutenberg invented typography 550 years ago.
Today's Post is written, printed, bundled and despatched to 245,000 readers through computers.24 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
COREL has long been known for its do-it-all graphics software bundle.
Through several generations of the package, one of its strongest features has been its extensive collection of thousands of clip art images and hundreds of outline fonts.11 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
HEWLETT-PACKARD has announced that it now is shipping the HP LaserJet 4ML printer.10 Aug 1993 - 12:00am