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CSE1720_F11_Lecture10_Inheritance_IV - Topics CSE 1720...

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CSE 1720 Lecture 10 Graphics and Fonts Topics fonts, string formatting 2 The Basics draw(Shape) – our go-to method for drawing shape primitives drawString(String, int, int) drawString(AttributedCharacterIterator, int, int) – these will be our go-method for drawing strings – the version using AttributedCharacterIterator will be covered, time permitting – E.g., L10App01 3 How is Font information Encapsulated… e.g., L10App02 – information about font face , font style , font size is encapsulated in the Font object – refer to the Font API 4
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Font Concepts font family or typeface refers to a typographic design across several faces, e.g., Helvetica, Courier members within the family share a common design by vary in terms of weight (bold/not bold), orientation (italics/non italics), width (condensed/non condensed) font refers to a specific member of a font family Times Italic once upon a time (in the era of metal types), font also referred to point size the Font API refers to this as font name font style indicates plain, bold, italic, bold+italic font size is more complicated… 5 Font Concepts point size refers to the size of the font, 1 pt is approx 1/72 of an inch; a 72 pt font is approx 1” high what does point size actually mean, given that the characters are all different heights? for this, we need some basic font terminology 6 Typography Concepts character refers to the smallest semantic unit of a language glyph refers to the specific form characters can take on in a font face e.g., character: the unicode character \u0041 corresponding glyphs: A A A A to do typographic layout, glyphs for the characters of a given string must be selected and positioned in older times, this was done manually
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