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SINGLE-STROKE GOTHIC LETTERING [1 record]

Record 1 1993-04-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Industrial Design
CONT

The standard for lettering was established in 1935 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ... The standardized lettering format was developed as a modified form of the Gothic letter font. The term font refers to a complete assortment of any one size and style of letters. The simplification of the Gothic letters resulted in a simplification of elements for each letter that became know as single-stroke Gothic lettering ... The term single stroke comes from the fact that each letter is made up of a single straight or curved line element that makes it easy to draw and clear to read.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Dessin industriel
CONT

Il existe plusieurs types d'écritures utilisées en dessin technique, dont la principale est l'écriture bâton, les autres étant à pleins et à déliés ou filiformes. Ces trois écritures peuvent être, soit en majuscule, soit en minuscule, l'une et l'autre pouvant être droite ou inclinée; l'inclinaison habituelle, pour la lettre bâton en particulier, est de 75 °; c'est cette inclinaison qui est recommandée par les normalisations belges et françaises.

CONT

Les titres et les écritures des dessins techniques se font en écriture bâton. On utilise soit des plumes à palette, soit des plumes tubulaires caractérisées par la largeur (...) du trait qu'elles permettent de tracer.

Spanish

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