bogus; was Re: [redlex] Typography, kerning, tracking....
- Thus hath held forth Robert Sykes at 8:31 pm -0400 on 31-05-2004 re Re:
[redlex] Typography, kerning, tracking....:
> Isn't itNot in the Mac world, Sirreeee
> obvious that noncommercial software is bogus?
Michel Eytan firstname.lastname@example.org
I say what I mean and mean what I say
- 2004 06 04, 16:53, RedleX Mail:
>Ok, so i understood it the same way.
> On Jun 3, 2004, at 04:09, Shuguang Wen wrote:
>>> for more accurate adjustment. I suggest to also offer some default
>>> values (like Auto). With Kerning "auto" would mean using the kerning
>>> tables in the font. Should Auto for tracking mean using the spacing
>>> tables in the font? Are there such tables
>> Don t know. Auto tracking should guarantee that default letter spacing
>> is being equally applied to the selected text.
> Auto means, in this case: no change.
>>> C. Changes should affect the text "live"
>> is there something else than "live"? – Yes of course it should be
> Yes. If you change things in a modal dialogue box that's not "live".
>That s great! Thank you for all your truly admirable efforts.
>> Ok, i confess, i m spoilt with regard to ncs. When working with Nisus
>> the last century, this feature became indispensable for me very
>> In fact, the only thing that smoothened the painful transition from
>> Nisus/non-Unicode to PC/WeirdXP/Unicode for me, was the fact that
>> WordXP offered non contiguous selection even better that that of old
>> NW (it s better because i m able to deselect an item that i eventually
>> – contrary to my intention – happen to select, and thereby include
>> among the whole bunch of already selected fragments; this undoing of
>> a mistaken selection may be achieved quite easily after some practice,
>> whereas after a mistake in NW i always lost the whole list of
>> and had to start all over again, trying to be more careful than in the
>> previous process. In this particular respect, NW is unforgiving, but
>> is flexible and gives you a second chance while still at it which i
> Still on our mind...
I m still not really using Mellel. But i decided to try to use it
together with Intaglio for composing the next volume of study
materials (textbook with lots of tables, graphics and illustra-
tions) which should be due in autumn.