Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Colophon
  • Composition
  • Counter
  • Coutumier
  • Cursive
  • Casting
Cassianus (Johannes), De incarnatione Domini Libri VII. Iam recens æditi [et S. CYRILLUS ALEXANDRINUS, Sermo de eo quod verbum deifactum sit homo]. Trad. Johannes Œcolampadius.- Jean Barbé, Claude Garamont, Pierre Gaultier. 8°. Suite l'éd. de Bâle (A. Cratander, 1534).- Impr. par P. Gaultier pour Claude Garamont. Médiathèque publique et universitaire de Valence.

Colophon

A printed or handwritten statement at the end of a book, providing details about its production, including the print run, the name of the printer, the paper used, the date of printing, the typefaces used, and so on.

Composition

The assembly of typography elements - characters, symbols, lines and spaces - that will be used to print a text. The term composition is also applied to the result of hand or machine typesetting.

Counter

The hollow areas left when cutting letter punches. These produce the spaces between and within the various characters.

Coutumier

A collection of procedural texts for a country or a province.

Cursive

A typeface based on handwritting

Casting

Operation in wich a copper matrix is filled with a molten lead alloy to create characters. The resulting letter is said to be "cast".