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My search for a new car

Crossover vehicles have become very popular over the last 20 years. Sales of these vehicles has grown by over 15% annually. In the last few years has further sales growth slowed in Europe and the USA, but has increased in China and India. In these Asian countries there has been a rise in the number of middle class people that are willing to pay over $ 30,000 for the SUV. Some of the advantages of these vehicles are quite familiar. For example, you can drive off-road as well as on the road. Also, these vehicles have large luggage space that are very useful for the people living in rural areas. Also, during the time the SUV became a status symbol. All these factors have contributed to SUVs to become the most widespread type of vehicle in the USA. These vehicles have a slightly lower fuel consumption then  the pickup trucks and for that fact they are more economical to use.

2015-Range-Rover-Sport design

For this reason I decided to investigate the situation on the market and determine which large vehicles are currently the best on the market. I reviewed several dozen sites, and some have to boast. In any case, I made a small list of the most interesting large SUVs.

The list of best big vehicles

When choosing the best vehicle I was guided by a few basic principles. The first are subjective – whether I like vehicle. Others are objective and concern the price, power and volume of space. For each vehicle I mainly cited the positive side. Why not negative? Simply, everybody on the internet can find enough bad experiences, but I did not want to mention some more. So, I put together a list that will look like this:

1. The GMC Acadia is a relatively newer vehicle. It is characterized by a great engine and a nice interior. In the three rows are deployed a total of 8 seats. The seats in the first row are extremely comfortable and can be adjusted electronically. If you want, you can choose to have a heater. It was made on the same platform as the Buick Enclave, but with the many parameters, Acadia is much better choice. First of all, one should boast a large space when folded down seats, but also a large space for passengers in the third row of seats.

2016-GMC-Acadia review

2. Mazda CX9. This SUV unlike the previous vehicle has 7 seats. This SUV has a great power of engine, but also a very high fuel consumption. Power consumption is 17 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. This is the main objection to this vehicle. Since the equipment is satellite radio, bluetooth technology, touch screen and many other things. This vehicle was choosen as the best full-size SUV in 2013. The silhouette of this vehicle gives firmness and strength, but many decide to buy this car beacause it has great design.

2016-Toyota-4Runner mpg

3. Toyota Sequoia SUV, which is probably the longest products on this list. In this list, it represent vehicles with 8 seats. It is characterized by excellent design, powerful engine and a very bad MPG. According to the latest data, EPA for this vehicle is 13/17 mpg.  From the equipment inside the car, I need to emphasize rear view camera, blind spot monitoring, USB connectivity, Bluetooth, an excellent stereo system. This vehicle is offered in three trim levels namely: SR5, Limited and Platinum. The difference between these trim levels is mainly in the equipment they possess. The headlights have been redesigned and now feature LED technology. Sequoia will probably be disconinued in 2018 year, but I will see is that true.


As you can see, the listed vehicles have excellent characteristics. Which will you choose, mostly depends on your needs. After all, you can continue with the research because there are thousands of websites about this subject.  Just do not buy a vehicle without checking that will not suit to your needs. I hope that this article give you  at least a little help in the selection of new big car.

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Computer fonts today


Since the appearance of the printing press in the 15th century, people have realized how important is the shape and size of characters that will be printed. Printing machine made a real revolution in the dissemination of knowledge and the reproduction of the written work. For the first time in history it was possible to amplify a literary work in several hundred copies without rewriting. In the centuries before the advent of printing, people are hand-copied books and literary works. For this reason the books were very expensive and rare. A library with 200 titles was considered as a very rich library. Then appeared Johannes Gutenberg who invented the model of cast letters in the prepared printing presses. This invention in the beginning was only used for reproduction of religious literature. A few decades later appeared Martin Luther and the Protestant movement that advocated for translating the Bible into vernacular languages. With the help of the press, Bible could read the every resident of Germany and England. There has been a democratization and enlightenment of millions of people. In some areas before that time, literacy rate was at a very low level of 1-3%. After the appearance of the press, in England, for example, the literacy rate has increased 6 times.


History of fonts and typography

Let’s go back to the beginning of the story and the story of fonts. The science that deals with individual font sets is called typography. Designers involved in the development of new typefaces are called type designers. One of the basic concepts of the font family and refers to a group of fonts that share similarities in design. The first groups of fonts were created shortly after the making of the first printing press. According to some sources, it was in the beginning of the 16th century. Great strides in developing of new font families was made in 1728. That year, William Caslon issued his famous book Cyclopaedia. It has printed dozens of new typefaces and made the first systematized overview of the new species. Until the advent of digital publishing, the terms font and typeface had clearly separated meaning. However, after the advent of computers and digital fonts, everything has become more complicated with new generations. As an example, we can state that at the time of classic printing the word means specific font size. In contrast, in electronic form can be scalable font that can include dozens of sizes.


Computer fonts

There are many definitions of computer font. According to the generally accepted rules, it is a set of character glyphs and other symbols, which are contained in the electronic file. It should be noted that the computer font is scalable symbol set, which can be printed in all available sizes. There are three basic forms in which a computer fonts are available.
1. Outline (some call them fonts and vector). For a description of each symbol are used mathematical formulas. We can list several subspecies vector fonts: TrueType, OpenType, Type1 and Type3 and many others.
2. Bitmap fonts use the technology matrix to describe the appearance of the dots of each symbol. Within this group are the following font formats: BDF, PCF, SNF, FON, AFM, BMF, sf and many others.
3. Stroke With this type of use and additional information specific to the front lines defined to describe fonts. Stroke subtypes were Metafont, Digitype, Stylized Stroke Fonts …

Currently, there are over 10,000 types of fonts. Every day, this number increases by several more. Of course, there are those who use several basic fonts, but for true lovers of typography on the web, it is possible to find a real treasure.

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