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by Alfred
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Alt Codes for Special Characters
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Alt Codes for Special Characters

Characters produced by Alt+0nnn numeric keypad sequences such as Alt+0149 are ANSI, or ISO-8859-1 (ISO Latin 1). U+2022 is a Unicode bullet character; just as you can use Alt+0149 for an ANSI bullet, you can use Alt+8226 (where 8226 is the decimal equivalent of 2022 hexadecimal) for a Unicode bullet.
by Alfred
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?

Thanks for the positive feedback, Erwin. It would be great to have this feature in MainType. :)
by Alfred
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?

Suppose you want to find out which of your fonts include petite caps, tabular figures or swashes. Is there a utility that will scan your font collection and compile a list of the ones which include a particular OpenType feature? Though I have not installed the support for it, I do believe there are...
by Alfred
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?

PJMiller wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:43 pm
This sounds like a valid feature request for 'Main Type', perhaps you should ask Erwin.
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:08 pm
It would be a great feature to add to MainType.
Thanks for your support, gentlemen. Edit: And thanks to Bhikkhu Pesala for moving the thread from the General Font Discussions subforum.
by Alfred
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?
Replies: 8
Views: 611

How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?

Suppose you want to find out which of your fonts include petite caps, tabular figures or swashes. Is there a utility that will scan your font collection and compile a list of the ones which include a particular OpenType feature?
by Alfred
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

I noticed that PJMiller mentioned Ariel (with an e) whereas the typeface is Arial (with an a). Seeing Ariel, I remembered that there was a Britannia class steam locomotive named Ariel. ... One of various other uses of Ariel is the character in the Shakespeare play, The Tempest. There's also Disney'...
by Alfred
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

I work in the NHS (in England) and the guidelines say that we must use Frutiger, but Frutiger is not installed on any of our computers so we were told by the IT department to use Ariel instead. I don't know why NHS Scotland decided to be different, or why their font recommendations are hidden away ...
by Alfred
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: The jè mark, a Dutch "ty­po­graphic shrug"
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: The jè mark, a Dutch "ty­po­graphic shrug"

Do we really need this‽ If anyone wants a different design, just use the existing code-point for interrobang or reversed question mark. I don't think it will catch on. It's a long hard route to Unicode approval, and without that, it's dead in the water. I have to confess that I needed to revisit th...
by Alfred
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

Curiously, the NHS Scotland site at http://www.scot.nhs.uk says nothing at all about fonts.
by Alfred
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: Site malfunction?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Site malfunction?

CSS = Cascading Style Sheets http://serif.punster.info/images/smartass.gif I sent Erwin a PM about this last night, mentioning that the display was OK in a couple of browsers but messed up in others. He suggested that a refresh should help: pressing Ctrl+F5 (instead of just pressing F5 or clicking o...
by Alfred
Mon May 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

Erwin Denissen wrote:I noticed your post here and at TD, so I have to choose. I thought it would be best to show other readers at TD I know what I'm talking about.
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by Alfred
Mon May 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 7300

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

That looks fine to me. However, I am not too sure if the superscripted x in 2x would be expected. I am sure that the superscripted x in 2x would not be expected. In normal mathematical notation, 2x means "2 times x" but 2 followed by a superscript x means "2 to the power x" (i.e. 2 multiplied by it...
by Alfred
Tue May 16, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Why script cannot complete work?
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Why script cannot complete work?

In Dutch, the apostrophe is used to indicate omitted characters. Many advertisements are written in Word, and result in smart quotes that are incorrect. Most people won't notice it, but we seen them everywhere, even on national TV. Here is one from a tennis club: smartquotestennis.jpg It should say...
by Alfred
Sat May 13, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: format of posts to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: format of posts to the forum

Above the box in which I put this text is a row of buttons: B, i, u, Quote … If I am tempted to use the first button to make text bold it does not have this effect. Instead it inserts “open-square-bracket b close-square-bracket” before, and “open-square-bracket solidus b close-square-bracket” after...