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Windows Graphics Programming Win32 GDI and DirectDraw® by Feng Yuan

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Chapter 14. Fonts

Starting with this chapter, we are going to explore fonts and texts in Windows graphics programming. Fonts and their use in text printing have a long and interesting history. Long ago, in 2400 B.C., Indians started to use engraved seals; in 450 A.D. Chinese stamped seals with ink on paper, the beginning of true printing; later, in 1049, Chinese used movable type made from clay; in 1241 Koreans started to use metal type. Two centuries later, by 1452, Gutenberg opened a new era in printing with the development of a punch-and-mold system, which allowed the mass production of movable type used to reproduce pages of text. A complete set of type of one face and one size was called a font in the printing industry after that.

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