By Yannis Haralambous
This reference is an engaging and entire consultant to utilizing fonts and typography on the net and throughout numerous working platforms and alertness software program. Fonts & Encodings exhibits you ways to take complete good thing about the impressive variety of typographic suggestions on hand, with complicated 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 long past, and leaders reminiscent of Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have followed the Unicode around the world personality normal. but, many software program purposes and sites nonetheless use a number of criteria, together with PostScript, TrueType, TeX/Omega, SVG, Fontlab, FontForge, Metafont, Panose, and OpenType. This e-book explores every one choice intensive, and offers history at the back of the methods that contain brand new "digital house for writing":
- Part I introduces Unicode, with a quick historical past of codes and encodings together with ASCII. know about the morass of the knowledge that accompanies each one Unicode personality, and the way Unicode offers 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 structures: home windows, the Mac OS, and the X Window procedure (Unix).
- Part III offers with the technical use of fonts in particular circumstances: the TeX typesetting approach (and its successor, W, which the writer co-developed) and internet pages.
- Part IV describes tools for classifying fonts: Vox, Alessandrini, and Panose-1, that is utilized by home windows and the CSS ordinary. find out about latest instruments for growing (or editing) fonts, together with FontLab and FontForge, and get to grips 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 picture artists want to know to get typography and fonts to paintings properly.
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