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  • Examples of the kind of things you're wanting to handle in this way, Nick? The only material differences between en-CA/en-US (one set) and every other form (also one set): * Periods and commas inside (en-CA/en-US) or outside quotation mar…
  • In many ways, this vertical-market type-design forum is incompetently run, such incompetence being buttressed by severely nasty yet endlessly indulged members like Stewf, who himself didn’t do a better job when he was running the place. And yes…
  • Another way Hrant is wrong.
  • I love how we aren’t just publishing raw, naked URLs anymore – we’re publishing raw, naked shortened URLs. If only writing the phrase “Typedrawers needs competent administrators” didn’t lead to recriminations levelled against that phrase, and w…
  • How about “Posts containing http:// or https:// will be placed in the moderation queue,” since those are dead givaways of somebody just dumbly pasting in an URL? Will Typedrawers ever solve its actual problems?
  • Best posting of the year.
  • Looking at your layouts: * Your heavy black lines are a problem and are not at all necessary even in a tabular calendar. Try light grey or dotted lines. * The heavy black lines in what I take to be the notes field below each month’s ca…
  • monospaced fonts are still widely used to generate output from programs. That was addressed in the iA posting (and you will note here that I have produced an actual link, like every other Web page you’ve ever looked at, instead of past…
  • Braille is used by few visually-impaired persons because few of them are born blind or become blind in very early childhood. In previous eras, such children would be educated in “blind schools,” where Braille was actually taught. With the t…
  • This posting managed to make the word “Microsoft” bold but not to use a real link. Could the “admins” please do their jobs and edit this post so its link looks and acts like every other link on this page (and on the Web)? (Fun fact: I again had …
  • To my knowledge (I am somewhat well informed), Braille is written left to right in all languages. As Shahab’s concerns seem to flow from an insistence that Farsi Braille read right to left, there seems to be little room left for those concerns. Beat…
  • Admins (“moderators”), please do your jobs and convert these URLs (both of which have unnecessary arguments and trackers appended) into real links. (“Real links” means links where the URL isn’t the link text. Like every other link on this page and o…
  • I have a few examples of monospaced ligatures on my Flickr, none of them entirely convincing. As I recall, the practice in such typefaces as Palatino and Optima, where by design f never collided with i in roman, was to simply encode exactly the…
  • Admins (“moderators”), please do your jobs and convert /hideous-raw-urls-pasted-in-as-text/ into actual hyperlinks.
  • For “branding” purposes, the answer to your question is no. Nor should there be a “reference font” (that’s a new one to us) that “supports all of these formats,” especially given that Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, Hebrew, and Greek, all of which are cap…
  • Please don’t paste in raw URLs, least of all with trackers appended. So-called moderators should be fixing all such postings on sight.
  • I fixed the DNS on Screenfont.CA, and it now works again. Two of my responses in this thread have “mysteriously” disappeared. I am the last remaining lifer in the captioning business and am the only actual expert on caption and subtitle typogra…
  • I've designed a typeface based on FCC closed caption specifications. That’s like reconstructing a human face from a driver’s-licence photograph. Ray’s contribution can be disregarded, I think.
  • Do keep in mind that captoning and subtitling are two separate things. Screenfont.CA describes what little research has been done, but I see now it is misconfigured in some way. I’ll have to fix that. I appreciate your intent to do things well, …
  • Does it also have question and exclamation marks with extra spacing? I've noticed French writers sometimes like to add a space before these.  Even Microsoft Word for Windows includes such spaces (at least inside quotation marks), but, being …
  • A basic function of a so-called moderator of a discussion forum is to correct unintentional yet glaring errors like the one found in the post title.
  • Bare URLs are a poor means of presentation. So-called moderators should step in and edit such postings. Now get those stopwatches going for downvoting this comment into oblivion.
  • James Puckett said: Without me having to go back and assign all my images to albums/tags with Flickr. That just isn’t as taxing as you seem to believe.
  • There are innumerate harmful acts and victims of those acts all over the globe, in all walks of life. We aren’t talking about them. Please focus on this vertical-market type-design discussion forum and what happens here. If victims of malice…
  • Joe, frankly, you have the facts wrong. No, I don’t. Application restrictions on individuals were rescinded in October 2014. No one was banned from joining from that point on. All you’re saying is the practice stopped. …
  • Katy Mawhood said: True malice is rare. Someone not routinely victimized by it would think so, yes.
  • So you’re directly unresponsive to a complaint about his baleful visage. I don’t see why emeritus status even exists.
  • I see Stewf, blessedly no longer a site administrator, can still be relied upon to throw cold water on the only source of whimsy and delight in these pages. Does he take every single thing he reads literally, including this sentence?
  • Naked URLs are not the way to present links.
  • I certainly believe there is an impulse among Typedrawers’ moderators ... to punish and banish. What's the basis for that belief? * An entire apparatus was set up to exclude Hrant H. Papazian, a ban only now rescinded. * I’m constantly ge…