Bulletin of Japanese Society for the Science of Design
Online ISSN : 2186-5221
Print ISSN : 0910-8173
COMPARISON & RESEARCH ON TYPEFACE FORMATION OF "JIAXING TRIPITAKA" AND "HONGJIAO TRIPITAKA"
I-Tzu HUNGChi-Shoung TZENG
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Volume 63 (2016) Issue 1 Pages 1_41-1_50

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This research focused on the "Jiaxing Tripitaka" and "Hongjiao Tripitaka". Research is conducted mainly through document investigation and comparison to explore Han Tze typeface formation characteristics between the two, understand the evolution of print typeface and make comparison with DFMingMedium-B5 typeface, which is used in computer nowadays, for the purpose of serving as references for people engaged in education design and editing printing design related tasks. Results from this research are as follows: (1). Typefaces for "Jiaxing Tripitaka" and "Hongjiao Tripitaka" both changed strokes (side-draw method) formation to horizontal or vertical draws. (2). Most typefaces on "Jiaxing Tripitaka" illustrate apparent thinness in horizontal strokes but thickness in vertical strokes. However, a few typefaces still possess chirography characteristics. There are apparent decorative corners and vertical strokes are relatively thicker and bigger on the overall formation of "Hongjiao Tripitaka" typefaces. However, both typefaces are similar to DFMingMedium-B5 typeface used in modern day computers.

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