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French translation: police de substitution (desktop publishing)

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English term or phrase:Stick-on type
French translation:police de substitution (desktop publishing)
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00:16 Jan 20, 2004
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Printing & Publishing
English term or phrase: Stick-on type
This is from a glossary related to desktop publishing:

greek
Stick-on type used by designers as a simulation of text to indicate positioning, usually when the actual text is not available. In desktop publishing programs, greek screen fonts simulate text in small point sizes.
xxxMihai Badea
Luxembourg
police de substitution
Explanation:
... exemple, la police Verdana (valeur d'aspect de 0.58) avec une taille de police 14px spécifiée n'étant pas disponible, une police de substitution avec une ...
www.yoyodesign.org/doc/w3c/css2/fonts.html

or fonte de substitution:
"A l'ouverture, si le Reader ne trouve pas la bonne police, il se servira d'une fonte de substitution présente sur l'ordinateur sur lequel il est lu."
http://www.weblmi.com/articles_store/988_16/Article_view

This "stick-on type" refers to a font or typeface, though I wonder why it'd be a greek font, used for filler in the early stage of page layout. A well-known equivalent is the "lorem ipsum" filler text made of Latin: "Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s,"
http://www.lipsum.com/
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stick-on type
police de substitution


Explanation:
... exemple, la police Verdana (valeur d'aspect de 0.58) avec une taille de police 14px spécifiée n'étant pas disponible, une police de substitution avec une ...
www.yoyodesign.org/doc/w3c/css2/fonts.html

or fonte de substitution:
"A l'ouverture, si le Reader ne trouve pas la bonne police, il se servira d'une fonte de substitution présente sur l'ordinateur sur lequel il est lu."
http://www.weblmi.com/articles_store/988_16/Article_view

This "stick-on type" refers to a font or typeface, though I wonder why it'd be a greek font, used for filler in the early stage of page layout. A well-known equivalent is the "lorem ipsum" filler text made of Latin: "Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s,"
http://www.lipsum.com/

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