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by Tom Gewecke
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: X bar symbol
Replies: 3
Views: 3553

Re: X bar symbol

Does anyone know how to produce an x bar symbol in Mellel? You know, the symbol for the statistical mean - a lower case x (greek letter chi actually) with an overline or macron over it. I can't figure it out, even witth the character palette. Please help. The standard way to do macron x would be wi...
by Tom Gewecke
Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Supported languages - Gàidhlig?
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

Eoin wrote: Apart from not being able to switch languages ...
It looks like Mellel won't do what I want -

Eòin
I think Nisus Writer Express can keep keyboards and dictionaries in synch. You might like to give it a look. Also Apple's Pages lets you set the spellcheck language for any particular text.
by Tom Gewecke
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Supported languages - Gàidhlig?
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

Re: Supported languages - Gàidhlig?

On page http://www.redlers.com/mellellanguages.html Scots is listed as being fully supported. Can someone clarify to which language this refers? Whichever one it is, the reference is to the app's ability to display and input the necessary characters, and has nothing to do with dictionaries and orth...
by Tom Gewecke
Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: font substitution
Replies: 12
Views: 9566

Thanks to all of you. Just wanted to let you know that for the time being I settled with Martin's suggestion and will use Times as secondary font. I'm curious -- Did the Times New Roman from Office2004 free trial (v. 3.05) not have the characters you needed? Mine does, will be happy to send you a c...
by Tom Gewecke
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: font substitution
Replies: 12
Views: 9566

Re: font substitution

But the one I use apparently can't be displayed by the forum's text engine. It is the an "L" with a "strikethrough" from the Polish alphabet (Unicode 0141). Because these forums are in the Latin-1 charset, you have to use html escape codes to express anything beyond that, and that requires using Fi...
by Tom Gewecke
Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: font substitution
Replies: 12
Views: 9566

Re: font substitution

What special characters are you actually talking about? Surely it is not "?". Someone might have a suggestion about how to get a Times New Roman that has it for free.
by Tom Gewecke
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

Still, the point stands that you can now get at glyphs in TextEdit (and a lot of other apps) that you can't yet use in Mellel. It's a bit of a shame, especially given Mellel's early lead. Is it true that TextEdit can now use glyphs in an OpenType font that Mellel cannot? I didn't know that. Do you ...
by Tom Gewecke
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

You can get at alternate glyphs in an AAT or OpenType font in applications that use the built-in text engine, since OS X 10.3. OS X did not offer support for any OpenType layout tables until 10.4, and unfortunately this still does not include those used for non-Latin scripts as far as I know. Only ...
by Tom Gewecke
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

Re: IN RE text encoding versus font format.

Basically, Unicode-8 applies an eight digit hexadecimal number (numbers represented not with the ten digits 0-9, but the sixteen "digits" 0123456789ABCDEF) to each glyph used in any human writing system. When someone says "Unicode font," it's not really a font format they're talking about. It's sim...
by Tom Gewecke
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

Re: IN RE text encoding versus font format.

None of them appear to respond to to the options available under Opentype in the character appearance palette of Mellel. So, either I still don't truly understand [highly likely] or something more is needed to get these "OpenType" fonts to behave like OpenType. Unless a font contains the OpenType l...
by Tom Gewecke
Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

Lucida Grande & Times New Roman do not behave like OpenType fonts. For example, the placement of vowel marks in Hebrew is not correct. Unicode isn't really relevant to the placement of Hebrew vowel marks. This is determined by the additional typographical features which a font may contain. In Melle...
by Tom Gewecke
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: installing Keyboard layouts
Replies: 1
Views: 4146

Re: installing Keyboard layouts

Anyone know how to install the mellel keyboard layouts Keyboard layouts for all apps are put into Home/Library/Keyboard Layouts (or Library/Keyboard Layouts if for multiple users). Then you logout/login, check the box for the layout in system prefs/international/input menu, and select the layout in...
by Tom Gewecke
Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

Then I exported it to '.doc' and opened it on an old Windows 98 system running Word 97. ... I conclude that this problem does not exist on newer versions of Word. Yes, I think Win98/Word97 probably can't read Unicode .rtf correctly, regardless of fonts. Anything running on Win2K/WinXP should work ok.
by Tom Gewecke
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

jannuss wrote:FontBook says that both are True Type.
Does that mean that I have old versions? I thought these fonts installed with OSX.
No, you don't have old versions. Yes, they are installed by OS X and all fonts Apple provides for OS X are Unicode fonts. "True Type" has nothing to do with the encoding.
by Tom Gewecke
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Exporting diacritics
Replies: 27
Views: 21316

jannuss wrote: Lucida GRande and Times New Roman -- neither Unicode
These are both Unicode fonts.