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by jtranter
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: any font suggestions for a serif typeface that will display properly on desktop and iOS?
Replies: 6
Views: 3195

Re: any font suggestions for a serif typeface that will display properly on desktop and iOS?

A clone of Bembo, only a better Clone!from scholars fonts.com The Cardo Font NEWS ABOUT CARDO 4/20/11 Cardo 1.04, a major update, is now out. It includes: § All medieval charcters found in the MUFI Recommendation 3.0. § Many new characters for Roman epigraphy, including glyph variants accessible thr...
by jtranter
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare
Replies: 20
Views: 10518

Re: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare

The 1956 movie "The Forbidden Planet" was amazing for the young Leslie Neilsen's Bryllcreem, and for the fact that it is loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, with a dollop of Freudianism. Full colour, and a Theremin providing the sound effects. And Walter Pidgeon as the mad scientis...
by jtranter
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Short short stories
Replies: 21
Views: 8788

Re: Short short stories

Short? Hemingway is supposed to have said "The shorter the better. Can you write a six-word story that would break someone's heart? I can. Like this:

For sale: baby shoes. Never Worn.

Q.E.D.
by jtranter
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Best Fonts For ...
Replies: 20
Views: 9260

Re: Best Fonts For ...

:P For most of my work I use Linux Libertine Serif and Libertine Biolinum (both do very well with secondary scripts and are free) Libertine Fonts . For collaborative work I find Minion Pro and Adobe Garamond Pro to be excellent choices. I like the italic of AGP better than MP, but overall Minion Pro...
by jtranter
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Italicize Typewriter Fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Re: Italicize Typewriter Fonts

Try searching for "Courier Prime" — it is free, it has identical metrics to Courier, but it looks nicer, and it
has italics. Proper italics.
by jtranter
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Data Loss with Scrivener
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: Data Loss with Scrivener

I have found Scrivener on the Apple Mac to be totally reliable over many years: I have never once lost anything, and I use the software every day. Can I respectfully suggest that the problem may lie with your setup?
by jtranter
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Word Wrap Scrivenings in Binder
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Word Wrap Scrivenings in Binder

Try using Myriad Pro Condensed for the Binder: that's what I use. Lovely and narrow!
by jtranter
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Multiple Cloud Options
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Multiple Cloud Options

"Apple really do their homework"... oh, really? Search Google for "apple failures". There are thousands of them. What about this, from http://www.infoworld.com/article/2630243/mac-os-x/apple-s-12-biggest-failures.html "Apple's core principles of high quality, pleasurable inn...
by jtranter
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Typography of Orthography
Replies: 9
Views: 2618

Re: Typography of Orthography

Wait until you begin worrying about the problem of italicised periods. I mean, how can they tell? That's when you really go crazy!
by jtranter
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Typography of Orthography
Replies: 9
Views: 2618

Re: Typography of Orthography

I second the use of Linux Libertine. I use it every day. And I have been studying typefaces for fifty years.
by jtranter
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Best Android workflow
Replies: 9
Views: 3379

Re: Best Android workflow

When you say VLC, do you mean "VLC media player"? It's the only mention of VLC that I can find on Google.
by jtranter
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Suggestions for Name Generator
Replies: 25
Views: 4117

Re: Suggestions for Name Generator

I would love the name generator to have a section of British names which are spelled differently from the way they are pronounced: Beauchamp, Menzies, Ruthven, Cholmondeley, etc (pronounced Beecham, Mingus, Riven, Chumley). And Wemyss, Colquhoun, Devereux, Derby, Blyth, and so on. And those very str...
by jtranter
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Anyone using WinScriv under WINE …
Replies: 30
Views: 8220

Re: Anyone using WinScriv under WINE …

Reed College is famous as the alma mater for poets Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen, and also Steve jobs: he learned calligraphy there, which is what provoked him to make good typography so important a part of the Apple ecosystem. Just sayin'. Or typin'.
by jtranter
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Write from Vietnam?
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Write from Vietnam?

I love sentences like this:

"You may need to watch it several times to begin to follow it."

So by the third time you watch it (you've only wasted three hours of your precious time by now) you have no idea what it's about. Good!
by jtranter
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Where has the iOS Wish List Gone?
Replies: 188
Views: 47001

Re: Where has the iOS Wish List Gone?

Ms Rice has been appointed to the Board of Dropbox, to the astonishment of all. Yes, she oversaw massive privacy invasions and wiretapping, and many Americans regard her as a war criminal. Suddenly Dropbox looks less kindly and more evil.