cs349 - s10 - Lecture 3

CS349 - Implementing User Interfaces - Spring 2010

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  2. Assignment 1

Lecture 4 - Text & Typography

Written Language in the Graphical Interface

Language dominates every interface

Letters are pictures

Presentation of Written Language over the Millenia

Pictographs = Icons with grammar

Letters and words

Paper, ink and the codex

Movable type

Type used well

Written Language on the Computer

Text in the interface is essentially a computer simulation of of movable type.

canvas.text( window, gc, x, y, "Words, words, that's all you can say." )

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