“Aspects of quality in the design and production of text” by Pringle, Robinson and Wiseman

  • ©Alison Pringle, Peter Robinson, and Neil Wiseman

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    Aspects of quality in the design and production of text

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    The problem of quality in printed text produced by computer has received little attention. Three pieces of recent work at Cambridge which relate to different aspects of the problem are presented in this paper. The first is a letter design system, which enables the typographer to exploit not only the power of the computer but also the freedom which modern printing technology has made available. The second is an attack on the problem of high quality text for television transmission, especially where the text is itself computer generated. Third, is a system which enables the user to set and correct tabular text easily and flexibly.

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