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ERIC Number: EJ1164938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
Diversions: Writing the Alphabet Using Dots, Pixillated Alphanumerics, and Cross-Stitch
Gough, John
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v73 n4 p37-39 2017
When computers started having screens (or monitors), as well as printers, a new alphanumeric display was created using dots. A crucial variable in designing alphabet letters and digits, using dots, is the height of the display, measured in dots. This article addresses the same design questions tackled by designers of typefaces or fonts, and shows how cross-stitch and legos can also be used to make alphanumerics out of an arrangement of "dots."
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Language: English
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