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Fonts & encodings

Author: Yannis Haralambous; P Scott Horne
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly Media, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

The era of ASCII characters on green screens is long gone. Industry leaders such as Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have adopted the Unicode Worldwide Character Standard. This book explains  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yannis Haralambous; P Scott Horne
ISBN: 9780596102425 0596102429
OCLC Number: 150365997
Notes: Translation of: Fontes & codages.
"From Unicode to advanced typography and everything in between"--Cover.
"Covers PostScript, TrueType, OpenType, AAT, Metafont, and more"--Cover.
Description: xx, 1016 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Before Unicode --
2. Characters, glyphs, bytes: An introduction to Unicode --
3. Properties of Unicode characters --
4. Normalization, bidirectionality, and East Asian characters --
5. Using Unicode --
6. Font Management on the Macintosh --
7. Font Management under Windows --
8. Font Management under X Window --
9. Fonts in TEX and [Omega], their installation and use --
10. Fonts and Web Pages --
11. History and Classifications of Latin Typefaces --
12. Editing and Creating Fonts --
13. Optimizing a rasterization --
14. Enriching Fonts: Advanced Typography --
A. Bitmap Font Formats --
B. TEX and [Omega] Font Formats --
C. PostScript Font Formats --
D. TrueType, OpenType, and AAT Font Formats --
E. TrueType Instructions --
F. METAFONT and Its Derivatives --
G. Bezier Curves.
Other Titles: Fontes & codages.
Fonts and encodings
Responsibility: Yannis Haralambous ; translated by P. Scott Horne.


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