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by jannuss
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: French typography : automatic no-break before ? ; : !
Replies: 14
Views: 13460

Re: French typography : automatic no-break before ? ; : !

Hi Marcoup, The question of straight versus curved apostrophes is also a font issue. With an American English keyboard, cap-option-] gives a right-curving apostrophe for some fonts and q right-straight one for others. Similarly, cap-option-[ sometimes gives a left-curving apostrophe and sometimes le...
by jannuss
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Feature request: No break
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Feature request: No break

tommasino wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:41 pm
In InDesign there is an option called “No break” which prevents a line break across the selected characters. I could really use that in Mellel as well.
Thomas
Not exactly a solution, but close: Insert/Special Characters/Space includes several no-break options

Janet
by jannuss
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

Just looked it up: "imposition" is the process of printing multiple pages on both sides of a single large sheet so that when the sheet is folded the pages fall into order with the correct orientation. This is a very well-defined process: printing four pages on a single large sheet, the front of shee...
by jannuss
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

OK. I spoke with my printer: He doesn't remember the specific problem I had, but he agrees that these kind of problems are usually font-oriented. If, he says, an error message appears about a bad font as soon as you go to print, that's it. The file is useless. However, if no message appears, the sol...
by jannuss
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

So, it was a "strange" font afterall.

I'll ask my printer what he did to work around the problem that I had.

Janet
by jannuss
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

-- Export as pdf probably works directly with some standard pdf conversion utility -- Print as pdf probably also works directly with some standard conversion utility I've always assumed these two were the same, but Eyal seems to imply that they are not I turned on Activity monitor while exporting, t...
by jannuss
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: A Mellel PDF becomes unintelligible

I had something similar when I tried to print a pdf generated by WORD which I received from a large organization. My printer -- who was able to print it -- explained that the cause was unusual/special-purpose fonts. I suspect the PC/Mac divide may have contributed to the problem. Are you using speci...
by jannuss
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quote Marks in Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Quote Marks in Hebrew?

Andrew, You've given me a lot of food for thought -- I never bothered to differentiate between apostrophe and gerish before. Most of the fonts I use are purchased from Israeli foundries. Here too there is no common ground. The people at fontbit, for example, define straight or curved marks depending...
by jannuss
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quote Marks in Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Quote Marks in Hebrew?

And, Andrew, once you solve the problem of quotes, there are a few other issues you will have to address 1. Transliteration: writing a foreign word in Hebrew characters can be difficult if you don't have the right characters. For example, my name, Janet. There is no "J" character in Hebrew. I write ...
by jannuss
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quote Marks in Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Quote Marks in Hebrew?

And, by the way, please, please, please don't use Times New Roman.

It has a long history of creating problems with right-to-left text.

Newer versions of the font are generally OK. but you never know when you are going to fall on an older version.
by jannuss
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Quote Marks in Hebrew?
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Quote Marks in Hebrew?

Andrew, Short answer: all good modern Hebrew fonts include both straight and curved or slanted quote marks. Straight marks may be more common, but curved/slanted left and right quote marks are also used. Upper/lower quotes are not generally used. Long answer: I don't know what the official solution ...
by jannuss
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: All text in italics on Ipad version of document
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: All text in italics on Ipad version of document

I'd first check to make sure that all the fonts you use on your MACOS version of Mellel are available on the iPad.
Next, I'd check that the style sets were transferred over correctly.

Janet
by jannuss
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character

This behavior isn't surprising. It arrives with its own paragraph style which probably has hyphenation turned off.
As I said, there is rarely a need to hyphenate Hebrew text.

Janet
by jannuss
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character

Mark, if I understand you correctly, you are seeing hyphenation of single Hebrew characters even when you have the custom limits set to the defaults word length = 5 before hype = 2 after hyphen = 2 If that's the case, then what we have here is a bug, plain and simple. Send a bug report and sample do...
by jannuss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Hebrew word breaks at end of line character

OK, Mark, several things First, just my opinion, unless you really need to cram a lot of text into a small space, hyphenation in Hebrew is unnecessary. I hardly ever see it used except in the newspaper. Now, to your specific issue 1. The problem shouldn't be associated with the kind of general style...