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font

a. a large bowl for baptismal water, usually mounted on a pedestal
b. a receptacle for holy water
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Font

 

a large vessel used in the ritual of baptism in the Christian church. Fonts are made of copper, bronze, silver, and other metals, as well as of marble and wood (with metal inlay). They are often ornamented with reliefs, engraving, chasing, and enamel. The font is an important part of the ornamentation of the church.

font

[fänt]
(graphic arts)
A particular typeface and size, including all the uppercase and lowercase letters, punctuation marks, numerals, and so forth.

font

A basin, usually of stone, which holds the water for baptism.

font

(text)
A set of glyphs (images) representing the characters from some particular character set in a particular size and typeface. The image of each character may be encoded either as a bitmap (in a bitmap font) or by a higher-level description in terms of lines and areas (an outline font).

There are several different computer representations for fonts, the most widely known are Adobe Systems, Inc.'s PostScript font definitions and Apple's TrueType. Window systems can display different fonts on the screen and print them.

font

A set of type characters of a particular typeface design and size. Each typeface, such as Times Roman, Helvetica and Arial, is typically made available in four variations: normal weight, bold, italic and bold italic. Thus, for bitmapped fonts, which are fully generated ahead of time, four fonts would be required for each point size of the typeface. For scalable fonts, which are generated in any point size on the fly, only four fonts would be required for each typeface.

Font Storage
Fonts mostly reside in the computer's hard disk as "soft fonts." However, with PostScript fonts, a basic set is built into the printer along with the PostScript rasterizing engine. In the early days, plug-in cartridges were common (see font cartridge). See typeface, bitmapped font, scalable font, TrueType and PostScript fonts.
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The texts of the journals within this project are all saved in PDF; therefore, the idea came up to investigate whether IAML could not directly publish and host Fontes in form of PDF files on its own web page.
Thomas Kalk and Adelaide Kientzi have been nominated as successors of Wolfgang Krueger and Dominique Hausfater on the editorial board of Fontes.
Fontes is the club's winningest (67), losingest (66), and longest coach (eight-plus years), so all that's left is what seems beyond his reach, the Super Bowl.
JSTOR has been working with us to provide access to Fontes online for our members, and we will begin providing access through the IAML website under the members are for individual members to view Fontes Artis Musicae on JSTOR.
Fontes was also furious that Cotter criticised the club's signing policy but they have now made peace and the coach will see out his deal.
By providing the source of the story and referencing Conrad as a consultant, Fontes and Fontes (2008) reassure their audience of the story's authenticity.
These source collections are, of course, the heart of Ad Fontes, but the real advantage offered here is the extensive search possibilities that the Ad Fontes editors have created through their extensive XML "tags" that allow for a variety of searches.
As twenty-three of the sixty-four chapters of the early sixteenth-century treatise deal with food, it pairs nicely with Fiorato and Fontes Baratto's collection of essays on alimentation and its various guises and meanings in Italian culture.
Take one of Meireles' most recent pieces, Fontes (Sources, 1991-92) - shown at the last Documenta - an allusion to the colors in Van Gogh's Wheat Field under Threatening Skies with Crows, 1890.
The Lions went on a long time-consuming drive to eat up the fourth quarter and got to the Falcon 1 with just under two minutes left, where Wayne Fontes ordered his quarterback to take a knee - three times.
There is a powerful misconception in the wine business," said John Fontes, Round Hill's Ethnic Marketing Manager, "that Hispanics don't buy, don't understand and don't want to drink wine.
All Branches are invited to be punctual with sending their dues and membership lists, as the budget predictions rely on payments being made on time, and correct addresses mean that extra postage costs are not incurred from re-sending Fontes to new addresses, or from sending Fontes to addresses of lapsed members.