Origin and Importance
of Letters
- A letter is one person’s written message to another
pertaining to some matter of common concern.
Styles of Letters
Lettering – in art, graphic design and typography,
lettering refers to the creation of hand-drawn letters to
apply to an object or surface.
Originally Alphabets were written entirely in majuscule
letters, spaced between well-defined upper and lower
bounds. When written quickly with a pen, these tended
to turn into rounder and much simpler forms.
Traditionally, certain letters were rendered differently
according to a set of rules. In particular, those letters
that began sentences or nouns were made larger and
often written in a distinct script.
In typography, letter-spacing, usually called tracking by
typographers, refers to a consistent degree of increase of space
between letters to affect density in a line or block of text.
Different Guidelines and
their uses
Letter Case – is the distinction between the letters that are in larger
upper case and smaller lower case in the written representation of
certain languages.
Capitalization – is the writing of a word with its first letter in
uppercase and the remaining letters in lowercase.
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