By Yannis Haralambous, P Scott Horne
This reference is an interesting and entire consultant to utilizing fonts and typography on the internet and throughout various working platforms and alertness software program. Fonts & Encodings exhibits you ways to take complete good thing about the marvelous 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 displays is gone, and leaders reminiscent of Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have followed the Unicode all over the world personality usual. 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 booklet explores each one alternative intensive, and gives historical past at the back of the approaches 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 information that accompanies every 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 diverse platforms: home windows, the Mac OS, and the X Window approach (Unix).
- Part III offers 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 equipment for classifying fonts: Vox, Alessandrini, and Panose-1, that is utilized by home windows and the CSS common. find out about current instruments for growing (or editing) fonts, together with FontLab and FontForge, and get to grips with OpenType homes and AAT fonts.
Nowhere else will you discover the precious technical details on fonts and typography that software program builders, net builders, and picture artists want to know to get typography and fonts to paintings correctly.
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Fonts & Encodings by Yannis Haralambous, P Scott Horne