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Showing symbols

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:03 pm
by skan
I would like to compare how different fonts render something more complex than a simple text, for example some mathematical equation.
Is it possible to use Font Viewer to do it?
I mean instead of rendering the name of each font or the typical Lorem Ipsum I would like to use something more complex such as an integral and greek symbols.


Re: Showing symbols

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 am
by admin
You can use any Unicode symbols within Face Sample text or Text Sample text.
If some font includes mathematical symbols you can:
- Select this font
- Open Character Map view
- Find a cell with the symbol you need
- Copy this cell
- And paste to text sample

For a complex formula you can prepare a text like this:
sin (x)
y = --------
In the case of integral or sum symbols you should paste Unicode symbols from character map to formula text.
The limitation is: all symbols of text sample are formatted with the same font and the same font size.

Re: Showing symbols

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:46 pm
by skan
I mean something like the equations rendered with Latex, but with simpler examples.

How would you find the unicode equivalent to something like this:

Re: Showing symbols

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:40 am
by admin
Unicode Integral symbols codes are (decimal) 8747, 8748, 8749, ..., hexadecimal codes: 222B, 222C, 222D, ...
In FontExpert choose a font having symbols within "Mathematical Operators" Unicode range.

For example, in FontExpert select Cambria Regular font, open Characters Table view, choose "Mathematical Operators" range from the drop down list, notice integral symbols.
Select a cell with desired symbol, and choose from context (right click) menu one of the commands:
"Copy Symbol to Clipboard" (copies symbol as a text)
"Copy Symbol as Vector Image"
"Copy Symbol as Image..."

and paste it to a third party editor.
If you copy symbol as text, you also must format it with a font having this symbol defined (for example, Cambria Regular).

Re: Showing symbols

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:54 am
by skan
OK, thank you very much