Talk:Sort (typesetting)

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Terminology[edit]

I think most non-specialists would refer to this as a "piece of type." Since "type" redirects to typesetting, I've put in a link there.DGG 05:13, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks David :)
Arbo talk 23:38, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Image issues[edit]

The image is unacceptable because it has been mirrored. Type is SUPPOSED to be backwards. However, I can understand cropping to show the subject better. I'll upload a cropped version that is reversed.--Andrew c 20:50, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi Andrew. :) The image has not been mirrored. The type is backwards in this image. Open it up in a bitmap editor and rotate it 180 degrees—the type is still reversed, as it should be. Beware of mirroring and flipping images in a bitmap editor: flipping without mirroring actually reverses an image. Flipping and mirroring produces the same result as a 180 degree rotation.
I've overwritten the image with a rotated version. The type is "the right way up" (not upside down), but still reversed as in real life. Thanks, we got a better encyclopedia from this :)
best regards, Arbo talk 23:37, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

metaltype.co.uk[edit]

This page (linked to from the article) seems to concern hot metal type, which - as I understand it - doesn't use sorts. --Taejo|대조 17:49, 5 June 2007 (UTC)