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With typescript is loud Duden one by one author even  machine- authored text referred. The contrast (to this machine manuscript ) is the handwritten manuscript .

The term originally referred to texts typed with a typewriter. Today the term is also used for electronically created texts, e.g. B. emerged with a computer and appropriate software for word processing .

Since book production has changed significantly in recent years with the development of digital typesetting and printing, among other things , the electronic preparation of texts by the respective authors is becoming increasingly important: They must know and take into account the basic rules of electronic typesetting . For this purpose, they receive the relevant specifications from the publishers , often also in electronic form.

See also


  • Michael Meissner: Newspaper design. Typography, typesetting and printing, layout and make-up (= journalistic practice. ). 3rd, completely updated edition. Econ, Berlin 2007 2007, ISBN 978-3-430-20032-5 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Richard Sperl: Cognitive value and cognitive limits of the materiality of the text witnesses in the edition of scientific texts. Using the example of the Marx-Engels Complete Edition. In: Martin Schubert (Ed.): Materiality in Editionswissenschaft. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2010, ISBN 978-3-11-023130-4 , pp. 193–208, here: p. 193.
  2. Definition according to Duden