Filipino Essay

Topics: Typography, Typeface, Serif Pages: 5 (1244 words) Published: August 28, 2013
Michael G. SanchezDWG10a
BSIT-1R8Ms. Jennebeth Gementiza Castro

Technical lettering is the process of forming letters, numerals, and other characters in technical drawing. It is used to describe, or provide detailed specifications for, an object. With the goals of legibility and uniformity, styles are standardized and lettering ability has little relationship to normal writing ability. Engineering drawings use a Gothic sans-serif script, formed by a series of short strokes. Lower case letters are rare in most drawings of machines -------------------------------------------------

Methods of forming letters
1. Freehand lettering is done without the assistance of tools. To regulate lettering height, commonly 3 mm (1/8"), guidelines are drawn. 2. Mechanical lettering is done using tools such as lettering guides, templates, or using a small mechanical pantograph referred to by the Keuffel & Esser trademark "Leroy" 3. Modern drawings are lettered with computer-aided design software


Serif lettering styles are letters that have tails
on them. If you examine a font on the computer or
text in a book, you will notice that some letters have
tails and some consist of straight lines. Popular serif fonts or letter styles include Times New Roman, Bodini and
Baskerville. Serif fonts are usually easy on the eyes when
reading and work well for body text. Serifs originated in
the Latin alphabet with inscriptional lettering—words
carved into stone in Roman antiquity. The explanation
proposed by Father Edward Catich in his 1968 book The
Origin of the Serif is now broadly but not universally
accepted: the Roman letter outlines were first painted onto stone, and the stone carvers followed the brush marks which flared at stroke ends and corners, creating serifs. Another theory is that serifs were devised to neaten the ends of lines as they were chiseled into stone.

Sans Serif
Sans Serif lettering is a style that has no tails on the
letters. These letters are made of straight lines. Popular
lettering styles or fonts that fall into this category include Courier, Gill Sans and Ariel. These fonts are used for their consistency in spacing, particularly in computer
In typography, a sans-serif, sans serif, gothic, san
serif or simply sans typeface is one that does not have the small projecting features called "serifs" at the end of strokes. The term comes from the French word sans, meaning "without”. Sans-serif fonts tend that have less line width variation than serif fonts. In print, sans-serif fonts are used for headlines rather than for body text.[2]conventional wisdom holds that serifs help guide the eye along the lines in large blocks of text. Sans-serifs, however, have acquired considerable acceptance for body text in Europe. Sans-serif fonts have become the most prevalent for display of text on computer screens. This is partly because interlaced screens have shown twittering on the fine details of the horizontal serifs. Additionally, on lower-resolution digital displays, fine details like serifs may disappear or appear too large. Before the term “sans-serif” became common in English typography, a number of other terms had been used. One of these outmoded terms for sans serif was gothic, which is still used in East Asian typography and sometimes seen in font names like Century Gothic or Trade Gothic. Sans-serif fonts are sometimes, especially in older documents, used as a device for emphasis, due to their typically blacker  type color.

Gothic Styles
Gothic style lettering typically features very sharp
edges, based on the styles of Gothic architecture. Gothic
lettering is often used for headlines and titles, but it doesn't work well for body text. The sharp lines make it difficult to read when used as body text, primarily because the letters
often run too close together. Gothic is a...
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