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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."

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