In the software localization industry, text in graphics is pretty
universally called "bitmap text". It needs a name, because localizing such
an image is usually a lot of work.
At 12:19 AM 10/31/99 -0500, Jared M. Spool wrote:
> > I'm stuck for a term. You can have two kinds of text in a Web
> > browser: text in a GIF or JPEG image, or the other kind. Y'know,
> > it's the kind that you can copy and paste, that can appear in
> > different fonts and sizes depending on system configurations.
> > What do you call that text? I'm doing a Web site review now, and I'm
> > facing the same problem I always do -- I don't have a name for the
> > non-graphic text. (And "non-graphic text" is saying what it's not,
> > not what it is.)
>In our work, we refer to it as HTML-text. Any text generated by
>I can sympathize with the terminology problem. We've had to invent
>all sorts of crazy terms for things we're seeing on web sites.
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