By Yannis Haralambous, P Scott Horne
This reference is an engaging and entire consultant to utilizing fonts and typography on the internet and throughout a number of working structures and alertness software program. Fonts & Encodings exhibits you the way to take complete good thing about the remarkable variety of typographic strategies to be had, with complex fabric that covers every thing from designing glyphs to constructing software program that creates and approaches fonts. The period of ASCII characters on eco-friendly monitors is gone, and leaders resembling Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have followed the Unicode around the globe personality normal. but, many software program purposes and sites nonetheless use a bunch of criteria, together with PostScript, TrueType, TeX/Omega, SVG, Fontlab, FontForge, Metafont, Panose, and OpenType. This e-book explores each one choice intensive, and offers heritage in the back of the methods that contain brand new "digital area for writing":
- Part I introduces Unicode, with a quick background of codes and encodings together with ASCII. find out about the morass of the knowledge that accompanies every one Unicode personality, and the way Unicode bargains with normalization, the bidirectional set of rules, and the dealing with of East Asian characters.
- Part II discusses font administration, together with deploy, instruments for activation/deactivation, and font offerings for 3 varied platforms: home windows, the Mac OS, and the X Window process (Unix).
- Part III bargains with the technical use of fonts in particular situations: the TeX typesetting method (and its successor, W, which the writer co-developed) and net pages.
- Part IV describes tools for classifying fonts: Vox, Alessandrini, and Panose-1, that's utilized by home windows and the CSS commonplace. find out about current instruments for developing (or enhancing) fonts, together with FontLab and FontForge, and familiarize yourself with OpenType houses and AAT fonts.
Nowhere else will you discover the dear technical details on fonts and typography that software program builders, internet builders, and image artists want to know to get typography and fonts to paintings thoroughly.
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Then she becomes a font designer/editor. ) For the devoted TEXist Chapter 9 will be ideal. While reading it, he may wish to try his hand at input or output. For the former, he will want to prepare documents in Unicode and typeset them with Ω; therefore, we advise him to read the chapters on Unicode as well. For the latter, he may want to create fonts for use with TEX; thus he may benefit from Chapters 12 and 14, which discuss the creation of PostScript and TrueType fonts, or perhaps Appendix F, on the use of METAFONT.
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