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How to make Romaji Letters Work
Posted 22 Apr 2012 - 8:25am

I would like to add aeiouAEIOU with straight dashes ontop of the characters (like macron marks). These signify long vowel sounds and are used in the Hepbern romanisation of Japanese Language called Romaji.

Looking at a Japanese "Pro" Font:...

Sentence Capitals vs ALL CAPS
Posted 12 Aug 2010 - 5:10pm

Nina asked: Hmm… so what are 'Sentence Capitals'? :) Here

Perhaps I can elucidate...

Sentence Capitals:

BTW Forgive me if I am going over...

Steuerstrich / Lubberline Glyph?
Posted 25 Mar 2010 - 7:12am

Has anyone come across a glyph called 'steuerstrich' or have any idea what it might be used for typographically speaking?

Bonus points to show example of usage.

UNICODE Due Diligence in advance of assigning Private Use UNICODES
Posted 27 Jan 2010 - 9:22am

I am about to assign a bunch (approx. 500) of Private Use UNICODE to the following which do not have official UNICODES and are not yet [to my knowledge] covered by Adobe Glyph List:

Nut fractions
Annotation Superiors
Superior...

Assigning U+ prefix in FontLab
Posted 24 Jan 2010 - 6:40am

I am looking for some clarity on best practice for the naming and use of UNICODE codes.

When reading Typophile's informative posts, "those who know" prifix any quotation of a unicode to be assigned to a glyph with the prefix U+ giving a value...

Controlling local (country) quotation styles with OT
Posted 14 Jan 2010 - 7:15am

Trying to control quotation marks when typesetting in inDesign:

I am trying to see if I can make quotation marks change automatically for different languages. For example if I select (in InDesign) the Language drop-down menu in...

Point vs Points. Correct terminology when writing about point sizes.
Posted 16 Aug 2009 - 7:10pm

A series of seventeen Didot fonts sized between 4.5 point and 21 points were founded using matrices supplied to Joh. Enschedé en Zonen (Netherlands)...

Above is an example from something I am working on.
Though both sizes...

Historic timeline of significant typefaces concerned with typography, somewhat compact in nature.
Posted 20 Jul 2009 - 5:21am

I have compiled this list which I intend to include as an *informative* footnote or add as an appendix (after deleting a full section dedicated to small "Small type in use" from my thesis about Compact Typography).

I am wondering if I have...

French to English translation required for 1 paragraph about legibility
Posted 19 Jul 2009 - 7:45am

I would very much appreciate the following paragraph to be translated to enable a clearer insight of Emilé Javal's finding on the relationship between type design (width?) and legibility...

This is for my MA thesis: Compact Typography:The...