A work-in-progress glossary of words, terms, and quotations mentioned, referenced, or alluded to in our Typography III class.
7-segment display (SSD)A form of electronic display device for displaying decimal numerals that is an alternative to the more complex dot matrix displays. See also 9-segment, 14-segment and 16-segment displays. (Wikipedia)
Acrostic nounA poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.
Aleph noun1. the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.2. the point in space that contains all other points, in Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph, (Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, 1945). See References.
Chyron nounAn electronically generated caption superimposed on a television or movie screen.
Glossary noun1. A collection of glosses or explanations of words and passages of a work or author; a partial dictionary of a work, an author, a dialect, art, or science, explaining archaic, technical, or other uncommon words. (Webster’s)2. “‘Glossary’ for readers from elsewhere, who don’t deal very well with unknown words or who want to understand everything. But, perhaps to establish for ourselves, ourselves as well, the long list of words within us whose sense escapes or, taking this further, to fix the syntax of this language we are babbling. The readers of here are future.” —Édouard Glissant, Malemort (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1975)
Paratext nounTerm coined by French literary theorist Gérard Genette: images and textual elements which surround, or are secondary to, the main body of a published work, such as introductions, prefaces, notes, front covers, and other material accompanying the text. (See also “Peritext”)