display script

What is display script?

display script meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A decorative calligraphic script in which the letterforms are more elaborate and generally larger than the script used for the text. In medieval manuscripts, display script was often used following a large initial letter to emphasize a major division of the work. In some cases, each letter was written in ink of a different color, and the script might be enclosed in a decorative display panel. The corresponding term in printing is display type. Click here to view display script used in an early illuminated volume of medical writings (Special Collections, Glasgow University Library, MS Hunter 96 T.4.13) and here to see an example in a 12th-century Gospel book (Koninklijke Bibliotheek).


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