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by Stonyjohn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Alt Codes for Special Characters
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: Alt Codes for Special Characters

I have been using ALT numbers for graphic characters for a very long time. The illustration shows (just a sample) that regular fonts contain graphic characters using standard ALT numbers for access, straight from the keyboard, with your usual text entry program. The procedure is to press and hold th...
by Stonyjohn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Character or Glyph. What is the Difference?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Character or Glyph. What is the Difference?

Just like Mark321 I have been trying to get my head around the question of characters / glyphs. I still can't find any definitive explanation of the difference between them - I always thought the terms were interchangeable. I found this statement on another topic: "You can click the "Unicode" toolba...
by Stonyjohn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Understanding Windows 10 system fonts
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Understanding Windows 10 system fonts

I have just upgraded to MainType 9 with specific interest in understanding the Windows 10 font system. There are many fonts installed on the system I will never use, so I thought it would be wise to uninstall them to release processing power and increase speed. Unfortunately, I am more confused than...
by Stonyjohn
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: OOPS error message after creating backup
Replies: 1
Views: 2840

OOPS error message after creating backup

Hi, I'm evaluating MainType version 6.0 and getting to grips with the interface. Going into the backup routine through Tools > Create and Restore Backups, and clicking on the Backup and Restore tab, I'm met with a message reading: "Backup and restore is only available if the fontservice is not runni...