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German term or phrase:Punzen
English translation:Punches
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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18:12 Jun 18, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Punzen
referring to the open spaces within letters. Is there an English word for this?
MTIA!
CarDel
Local time: 10:16
Here´s what I found.
Explanation:
Please excuse the translation. Google does it automatically and they are not the best quality.

Punzen
eye (OF type) http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://w...

Punze, punzieren
A punze is an embossing from steel with a sample, which will transfer by hitting into the material (metal, leather). With punzen frequently marks and indications in schmuckstuecken are made.
With the artists presented here used Hans Ulrich Walther its punzen even manufactured to vesehen the metal workpiece with ornaments and samples.
Additionally there are special punzen, Kugelpunzen, for driving metal. In place of a sample they possess a spherical heading. Punzen become likewise of gold and silver-separated as embossing related. With the printing the punze marks the interior of a letter, on which the run width of the writing depends.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://w...

The punze marks the interior letters. To the Punzenbreite orients itself the distance of the letters (run width . Therefore each writing has another run width.

By the run width one understands the relative length of a writing. It on the one hand certainly by the word distance primarily however by the letter distance. The distance of the characters to each other becomes pre-determined by the dickte of a character, consisting of the buchstabenbild and the pre and Nachbreite. Pre and Nachbreite result in thus the letter distance.
The run width of a writing should depend on the Punzenbreite "letters " of the n. If letters are to closely more beeinander, they are badly readable

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://h...

Terrible translation, I know. It´s machine translated. Hope you can get what you need out of this.

Best Regards,

Bye
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xxxtrans4u
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I pulled the word 'interior' out of your machine translation and used that. Best I could do with this context. Thanks.
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Summary of answers provided
4counterAnnS
naspacing in lead typesettingGoetz Sachse
naspacebar
Parrot
naHere´s what I found.xxxtrans4u
napunches
Dierk Seeburg


  

Answers


17 mins
punches


Explanation:
In Middle English it used to be pounces and to pounce, and you could see the relation much better. The original meaning is to emboss with a punch.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://dict.leo.org/?search=punzen&searchLoc=0&relink=off&de...
    American Heritage Dictionary
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 09:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 404

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  AnnS: Sorry, Dierk . I'm a novice at entering comments on Kudoz. Didn't mean to knock your answer - just entered the info wrongly. The term refers to the space enclosed in the bowl of a letter (e.g. inside the letter 'e') and it is called a 'counter'.
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27 mins
Here´s what I found.


Explanation:
Please excuse the translation. Google does it automatically and they are not the best quality.

Punzen
eye (OF type) http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://w...

Punze, punzieren
A punze is an embossing from steel with a sample, which will transfer by hitting into the material (metal, leather). With punzen frequently marks and indications in schmuckstuecken are made.
With the artists presented here used Hans Ulrich Walther its punzen even manufactured to vesehen the metal workpiece with ornaments and samples.
Additionally there are special punzen, Kugelpunzen, for driving metal. In place of a sample they possess a spherical heading. Punzen become likewise of gold and silver-separated as embossing related. With the printing the punze marks the interior of a letter, on which the run width of the writing depends.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://w...

The punze marks the interior letters. To the Punzenbreite orients itself the distance of the letters (run width . Therefore each writing has another run width.

By the run width one understands the relative length of a writing. It on the one hand certainly by the word distance primarily however by the letter distance. The distance of the characters to each other becomes pre-determined by the dickte of a character, consisting of the buchstabenbild and the pre and Nachbreite. Pre and Nachbreite result in thus the letter distance.
The run width of a writing should depend on the Punzenbreite "letters " of the n. If letters are to closely more beeinander, they are badly readable

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://h...

Terrible translation, I know. It´s machine translated. Hope you can get what you need out of this.

Best Regards,

Bye


xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 11
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I pulled the word 'interior' out of your machine translation and used that. Best I could do with this context. Thanks.
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1 hr
spacebar


Explanation:
As a character (_).

Parrot
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Ulrike Lieder: wrong
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8 hrs
spacing in lead typesetting


Explanation:
bestimmt die "Laufweite" (spacing)

width of a standard letter

Goetz Sachse
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1365 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
counter


Explanation:
Sorry, Dierk. Didn't mean to knock your answer - it was the first time I've tried to insert a comment and I don't know my way around the system. I just happened to be researching precisely this term and found the answer, I believe, so thought I was being helpful, even after all this time! My apologies.
Entering typography and counter in google brings up helpful info, but the best reference I've found is given below.


    Reference: http://www.typonauten.de/deu/schriftbau/TyponautenSchriftmus...
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