Text

Text may refer to:

  • the representation of written language
  • Text (literary theory), a concept in literary theory
  • Another name for a literary work
  • A particular Bible passage, sometimes a single verse or verse fragment
  • Textbook, a standardized instructional book
  • in electronic communication and computing
    • Plain text (unformatted text)
    • Text file, a type of computer files
    • Text display, an electronic alphanumeric display device
    • Text mode display
    • Text messaging, the sending of short messages by mobile phone
    • Text segment, another name for the code segment of a binary executable computer file
  • in arts and entertainment
    • Text (song), a 2010 song by Mann
    • TEXT, a Swedish band formed by 3/4 ex-Refused Members
    • TxT (film), a 2006 Filipino horror film.

Famous quotes containing the word text:

    Don Pedro. But when shall we set the savage bull’s horns on the sensible Benedick’s head?
    Claudio. Yes, and text underneath, “Here dwells Benedick, the married man?”
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If ever I should condescend to prose,
    I’ll write poetical commandments, which
    Shall supersede beyond all doubt all those
    That went before; in these I shall enrich
    My text with many things that no one knows,
    And carry precept to the highest pitch:
    I’ll call the work ‘Longinus o’er a Bottle,
    Or, Every Poet his own Aristotle.’
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)