On the Death and 441-Year Life of the Pixel
Nov 24, 2008, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)
"The funny thing is though, this struggle to put a round peg in
a square hole (what rendering fonts with pixels actually is) is a
lot older than you'd think.
"Jonathan Hoefler, of Hoefler & Frere-Jones, has dug up an
example of pixel-based font rendering from 1567, found in an
embroidery guide written by Giovanni Ostaus."