[FZH] [Misc] 关于铸排机

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星期四 一月 6 21:29:39 UTC 2011

在 2011年1月6日 下午11:10,Bob Xiang <btbxbob在gmail.com> 写道:
> 我闲得慌于是查了很多资料,结果最后还是回到了wikipedia。
> 以下内容引用自http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotype_Corporation
> The typesetting machines were continually improved in the early years of
> the 20th century, with a typewriter style keyboard for entering the type
> being introduced in 1906. This arrangement addressed the need to vary
> the space between words so that all lines were the same length.
> The keyboard operator types the copy, each key punching holes in a roll
> of paper tape that will control the separate caster. A drum on the
> keyboard indicates to the operator the space required for each line.
> This information is also punched in the paper. Before fitting the tape
> to the caster it is turned over so that the first holes read on each
> line set the width of the variable space. The subsequent holes determine
> the position of a frame, or die case, that holds the set of matrices for
> the face being used. Each matrix is a rectangle of copper recessed with
> the shape of the letter. Once the matrix is positioned over the mould
> that forms the rest of the piece of type being cast, molten type metal
> is injected.
> 这个已经是铸排机了。
> 然后在铸排机之前,确实英文字体已经不等宽了(看了有个叫Francesco Griffo的
> 人做的字体)


> 另外香港排版的方法和大陆有很大不同,标点符号全都是全角。我还见过一个汉字
> 后面接着一个半角空格的排布,就是为了在插入英语的时候依然保持中文严格对
> 准。


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