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.
- 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 .
- 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.
- Definition according to Duden