By Yannis Haralambous
This reference is an engaging and entire consultant to utilizing fonts and typography on the internet and throughout numerous working platforms and alertness software program. Fonts & Encodings indicates you the way to take complete good thing about the terrific variety of typographic suggestions to be had, with complex 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 comparable to Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have followed the Unicode world wide personality regular. but, many software program functions 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 choice intensive, and gives heritage at the back of the tactics that include today's "digital house 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 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 various structures: home windows, the Mac OS, and the X Window process (Unix).
* half III offers with the technical use of fonts in particular instances: the TeX typesetting process (and its successor, W, which the writer co-developed) and net pages.
* half IV describes equipment for classifying fonts: Vox, Alessandrini, and Panose-1, that is utilized by home windows and the CSS general. find out about latest instruments for growing (or enhancing) fonts, together with FontLab and FontForge, and familiarize yourself with OpenType houses and AAT fonts.
Nowhere else will you discover the precious technical details on fonts and typography that software program builders, internet builders, and photo artists want to know to get typography and fonts to paintings effectively.