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  • Hakan
    Does anyone know of a freely available font, PS or TTF, suitable for composing chemistry-related documents? TIA. Hakan
    Message 1 of 35 , Feb 21, 2004
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      Does anyone know of a freely available font, PS or TTF, suitable for
      composing chemistry-related documents?

      TIA.

      Hakan
    • Cynthia Carlon
      Cool !! Cyn ... From: Hakan To: os2wp@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 3:47 PM Subject: Re: [os2wp] Font for Chemistry Cynthia, they work
      Message 35 of 35 , Feb 24, 2004
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        Cool !! Cyn
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Hakan
        Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 3:47 PM
        Subject: Re: [os2wp] Font for Chemistry

        Cynthia, they work beautifully.  Thanks again for your help!  Hakan

        On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 14:32:58 -0600, Cynthia Carlon wrote:

        >Done :O), there are in the file section with the others, Cyn
        >  ----- Original Message -----
        >  From: Hakan
        >  To: os2wp@yahoogroups.com
        >  Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 2:13 PM
        >  Subject: Re: [os2wp] Font for Chemistry
        >
        >
        >  Cynthia,
        >
        >  The fonts now work beautifully but I have one, final request -- would
        >  you mind changing the font names back to their original names?
        >
        >  Much obliged!
        >
        >  Hakan
        >
        >  On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 13:36:32 -0600, Cynthia Carlon wrote:
        >
        >  >Hakan, I show in window's character map in accessories that:
        >  >
        >  >cyn chemistry serif:
        >  >
        >  >characters 0190 and 0215 are the way you want, then 0203 displays the mirrored version
        >  >
        >  >cyn chemistry  sansserif:
        >  >
        >  >character 0190 displays correctly with the top arrow to the right.
        >  >
        >  >Please let me know, if this works for you,  Cyn
        >  >
        >  >  ----- Original Message -----
        >  >  From: Hakan
        >  >  To: os2wp@yahoogroups.com
        >  >  Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 1:01 PM
        >  >  Subject: Re: [os2wp] Font for Chemistry
        >  >
        >  >
        >  >  Cynthia,
        >  >
        >  >  The format you used for your revised font worked fine, the only problem
        >  >  was that one of the two had not been converted.
        >  >
        >  >  Many thanks.
        >  >
        >  >  Hakan
        >  >
        >  >  On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:50:15 -0600, Cynthia Carlon wrote:
        >  >
        >  >  >BTW, the software offers 3 formats, so which do you think would work best? 1) Macintosh Roman; 2) Microsoft Symbol; 3) Unicode 1.0 semantics? Or does it matter? Cyn
        >  >  >  ----- Original Message -----
        >  >  >  From: Hakan
        >  >  >  To: os2wp@yahoogroups.com
        >  >  >  Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:17 AM
        >  >  >  Subject: Re: [os2wp] Font for Chemistry
        >  >  >
        >  >  >
        >  >  >  Philip,
        >  >  >
        >  >  >  Very interesting comments!  It reminds me of another chemistry-related
        >  >  >  font from ACS (American Chemical Society) that I tried a few weeks ago
        >  >  >  where, again, the equilibrium symbol was mirrored on my OS/2 system
        >  >  >  compared to how it showed on an XP-system.  However, on the XP-system
        >  >  >  we could reproduce the mirror-image problem in WfW while it displayed
        >  >  >  correctly in some font-display program on the very same computer.
        >  >  >
        >  >  >  The conclusion must be that (1) there are bugs in certain font-handling
        >  >  >  routines, and/or (2) there is room for interpretation when it comes to
        >  >  >  displaying font symbols.  At least for TTF.
        >  >  >
        >  >  >  Hakan
        >  >  >
        >  >  >  On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:48:39 -0400, Philip Griffin-Allwood wrote:
        >  >  >
        >  >  >  >Tuesday, February 24, 2004
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >A couple of comments on these fonts.
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >First, the original were Windows fonts.  On my system with FreeType  no
        >  >  >  >characters would display.  When I switched to TrueType, they displayed
        >  >  >  >correctly, although with idosyncracies which do not appear in other
        >  >  >  >fonts.  I tested the fonts with both FreeType 1 and 2 and they
        >  >  >  >displayed in neither.  I quickly switched back to FreeType because it
        >  >  >  >handles font names better than TrueType.
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >Second, thinking one way around the problem was to convert the TTF
        >  >  >  >files to Type 1.  That failed because of how the fonts were created.
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >Third, Cynthia's fonts work fine.  Running the font through the program
        >  >  >  >fixed the problems and her fonts work fine with FreeType.
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >Conclusion there were problems with the font which were fixed.
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >Phil
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >===========================
        >  >  >  >
        >  >  >  >(Rev.) Philip Griffin-Allwood, Ph.D.
        >  >  >  >Kentville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada
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