How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

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How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

Post by rajsuthar » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:25 pm

More than 255 glyphs are created. How do they used with ALT key combination ? Or cannot be used with keyboard ? So, to use only in a program to publish that each glyph ?

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Re: How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:55 pm

  1. Use an Extended Windows keyboard with dead keys to type àéïõû etc.
  2. Use OpenType glyph substitutions (if the software that you use supports OpenType features), e.g. ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl are automatically replaced with Alphabetic Presentation Form: ff fi fl ffi ffl. These are the most common standard ligatures. Many more features are possible, e.g. Small Capitals, (smcp)
  3. Use a character map in your application
  4. Memorize a few common ANSI codes: ¶ (20) § (21) ° (0176) © (0169) ® (0174), × (0215), ÷ (0247) etc. Hold down the Alt key and type the code on the Numpad (with Numlock Enabled)
  5. Use Autocorrect in your application to replace ' with ‘’ and " with “” as appropriate.
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Re: How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:04 pm

Please do not use my email address for asking questions.

Always ask on the forums, unless it is to report an issue with one of my free fonts.
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Re: How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

Post by Alfred » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:19 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:55 pm
4. Memorize a few common ANSI codes: ¶ (20) § (21) ° (0176) © (0169) ® (0174), × (0215), ÷ (0247) etc. Hold down the Alt key and type the code on the Numpad (with Numlock Enabled)
5. Use Autocorrect in your application to replace ' with ‘’ and " with “” as appropriate.
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Alternatively, use a utility such as TypeIt: Type symbols
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Re: How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:45 am

Or use a font manager like MainType to copy an induvidual character, which you can then paste into your word processing software ;-)
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Re: How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:43 am

Or, indeed, add to background application. ŢţŞş

That works in some applications: Affinity Publisher, Notepad, Vivaldi, but not Serif PagePlus or WebPlus.
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Re: How more than 255 glyphs are to be used ?

Post by rajsuthar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:06 pm

Thanks a lot. My main purpose of using almost all the glyphs is to process them through a custom software for an already typed sentence into a handwritten font whose glyphs are abruptly configured , which this software recalls when a condition is fulfilled.
I feel the software can test the condition and replace each letter by referring to that glyph symbol. Please advise the easy code language for the software and the possible difficulties that may arise. 🙏

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