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By Yannis Haralambous

This reference is an engaging and entire consultant to utilizing fonts and typography on the net and throughout a number of working platforms and alertness software program. Fonts & Encodings indicates you the way to take complete benefit of the great variety of typographic ideas to be had, 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 equivalent to Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have followed the Unicode around the world personality regular. but, many software program functions 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 extensive, and offers historical past at the back of the strategies that contain today's "digital area for writing":

  • half I introduces Unicode, with a quick heritage 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.
  • half II discusses font administration, together with set up, instruments for activation/deactivation, and font offerings for 3 assorted platforms: home windows, the Mac OS, and the X Window process (Unix).
  • half III bargains with the technical use of fonts in particular instances: the TeX typesetting procedure (and its successor, W, which the writer co-developed) and internet pages.
  • half IV describes equipment for classifying fonts: Vox, Alessandrini, and Panose-1, that is utilized by home windows and the CSS ordinary. find out about latest instruments for developing (or editing) fonts, together with FontLab and FontForge, and familiarize yourself with OpenType homes and AAT fonts.
  • Nowhere else will you discover the precious technical info on fonts and typography that software program builders, internet builders, and image artists want to know to get typography and fonts to paintings safely.

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    602 A. three. 2 The FON structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 A. four The Unix international . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 A. four. 1 The PSF layout of Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 A. four. 2 The BDF structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606 A. four. three The HBF layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609 A. four. four The SNF, PCF, and ABF codecs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610 A. four. five The uncooked and CP codecs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611 A. five The TEX international . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. five. 1 The PXL and CHR codecs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611 A. five. 2 The GF structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613 A. five. three The PK structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617 A. five. four Fonts or photographs? either! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 620 A. 6 different much less universal Bitmap codecs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621 A. 7 Whoever Can Do extra may also Do much less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621 B TEX and Ω Font codecs B. 1 TFM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612 623 623 B. 1. 1 international Declarations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 625 B. 1. 2 Font Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 625 B. 1. three Kerning Pairs and Ligatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 626 B. 1. four The Metric homes of Glyphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631 B. 2 OFM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 632 B. three VF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633 B. four OVF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 634 xvi Contents C PostScript Font codecs C. 1 advent to the PostScript Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 635 635 C. 1. 1 Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 636 C. 1. 2 The process of Coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 637 C. 1. three the present transformation matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 637 C. 1. four Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639 C. 1. five Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 641 C. 1. 6 Bitmap photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 642 C. 1. 7 handling the Stack, Tables, and Dictionaries . . . . . . . . . . 643 C. 1. eight Font administration and Typesetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 645 C. 1. nine the picture version and the photographs nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 646 C. 1. 10 dependent reviews (DSCs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 647 C. 2 kind three Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650 C. three sort 1 Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 655 C. three. 1 sooner than we start: the structure of the dossier that includes the Font 656 C. three. 2 the general public Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 657 C. three. three Encodings for variety 1 Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 659 C. three. four the personal Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 661 C. three. five Glyph Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 665 C. three. 6 person tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 666 C. three. 7 AFM documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 672 C. four a number of grasp Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677 C. four. 1 utilizing a number of grasp Fonts within the PostScript Language . . . . 681 C. four. 2 The AMFM dossier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 681 C. five variety forty two Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 682 C. 6 kind zero, or OCF, Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 684 C. 6. 1 personality Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 684 C. 6. 2 The ACFM dossier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 686 C. 7 CID Fonts (Types 9–11, 32) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 687 C. 7. 1 CIDFont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 688 C. 7. 2 CMap . .

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