From: Debbie Garside (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 03 2008 - 09:49:02 CDT
Thanks for this. Yes I know about leading and kerning etc. but what I
really want to know is what programming is used within fonts to start and
stop printing within a glyph and is it a specific piece of code that could
be used within another application to say when you hit 'y' carry out 'x'
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marion Gunn [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 03 October 2008 15:38
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Pixel Rendering in Unicode characters
> That has to do with fonts, not encoding, per se, Debbie.
> Fonts are 'self-spacing' - in other words, each font comes
> with its own built-in spacing set as witness to the font
> designer's taste (or lack of taste!), but you can generally
> override that and change toe spacing by adjusting it within
> your chosen typesetting or word-processing application - even
> MSWord can do it!
> The technical term for that is 'kerning', but don't worry
> about the term, as lay users commonly do it ajdust spacing)
> without ever learning the term for it.
> For example, to change the default kerning of 'i' in a MSWord
> doc, just highlight it and the two characters on other side
> of it, use the toolbar at the top of the screen to choose
> FORMAT, then FONT, then CHARACTER SPACING, then play with it
> for a while, monitoring the results, as you toggle between
> NORMAL, CONDENSED and EXPANDED (by whatever spacing you set
> in the box to the right).
> If there is a way to pre-set an application to do it
> automatically for selected characters only, which seems to be
> what you want, if I understand what you say (below)
> correctly, then I'd be glad to hear of it.
> Does this help?
> Scríobh Debbie Garside:
> > Hi
> > I have a pretty obscure question about Unicode and how it
> is used to
> > render characters when printed.
> > Can you tell me how a character such as an 'i' has space
> within it and
> > around it but also joins the dot within the 'i' . Is this
> part of the
> > encoding and how is it created within each character? Is there a
> > piece of code within Unicode that tells an application
> where not to print?
> > What I am after is to see if there is the ability to be
> able to tell
> > an application to behave in a certain manner when it hits the space
> > within or around a character and before it hits the next character.
> > >From this you can tell I am neither a software developer
> or Unicode
> > >expert
> > so responses in words of one or two syllables please :-)
> > Hopes this makes sense
> > Debbie
> > Debbie Garside
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