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Fonts and Encodings: From Unicode to Advanced Typography by Yannis Haralambous

By Yannis Haralambous

This reference is an interesting and whole 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 benefit of the extraordinary variety of typographic ideas on hand, with complicated fabric that covers every thing from designing glyphs to constructing software program that creates and techniques fonts. The period of ASCII characters on eco-friendly monitors is gone, and leaders reminiscent of Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have followed the Unicode all over the world personality regular. 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 publication explores each one alternative extensive, and offers historical past at the back of the techniques that contain ultra-modern "digital area for writing": half I introduces Unicode, with a short heritage of codes and encodings together with ASCII. find out about the morass of the knowledge that accompanies each one Unicode personality, and the way Unicode bargains with normalization, the bidirectional set of rules, and the dealing with of East Asian characters. half II discusses font administration, together with install, instruments for activation/deactivation, and font offerings for 3 various structures: home windows, the Mac OS, and the X Window method (Unix). half III offers with the technical use of fonts in particular situations: the TeX typesetting process (and its successor, W, which the writer co-developed) and web content. half IV describes equipment for classifying fonts: Vox, Alessandrini, and Panose-1, that's utilized by home windows and the CSS typical. find out about latest instruments for developing (or modifying)fonts, together with FontLab and FontForge, and familiarize yourself with OpenType homes and AAT fonts. Nowhere else will you discover the dear technical info on fonts and typography that software program builders, internet builders, and photograph artists want to know to get typography and fonts to paintings properly.>

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