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Beautifully designed and richly illustrated The Complete Manual of Typography, Second Edition, is the fully updated version of THE seminal book on typography by Jim Felici. This book is about how type should look and how to make it look that way — in other words, how to set type like a professional. It explains in practical terms how to use today’s digital tools to achieve the secret of good design: well set type. An essential reference for anyone who works with type: designers, print production professionals, and corporate communications managers can go to straight to the index to find focused answers to specific questions, while educators and students can read it as a text book from cover to cover.
Part 1: Typographic Basics
1 The State of the Art and How We Got Here
2 Units of Typographic Measurement
3 About Typefaces
4 About Fonts
5 The Basics of Using Typefaces
6 Typesetting versus Typewriting
7 Setting Type on a Personal Computer
8 What Makes Good Type Good (and Bad Type Bad)
Part 2: How to Set Type
9 Measure, Point Size, and Leading
10 Controlling Hyphenation and Justification
11 Kerning and Tracking
12 Managing Indention and Alignment
13 Special Characters and Special Situations
14 Document Structures and Typographic Conventions
16 Language-Specific Issues
17 Typesetting with StyleSheets
18 Resolution Issues: Print, Screen, and Web
part three References