TIP: Using Unicode chars as icons

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Fri Oct 28 20:02:28 CDT 2011


Any recommendations for fonts to take a look at?  So far, I've been through
Zapf Dingbats, WIngdings, and Webdings.  Still looking for a calendar and a
search (magnifying glass?)

Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM, stephen barncard <
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com> wrote:

> Another trick is to create a polygon in script, I created a disclosure
> triangle that requires no icon image. (looks good when rotated, too)
>
> On 28 October 2011 09:54, Pete <pete at mollysrevenge.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks for reminding me of that Devin.  I had just started using
> characters
> > from symbol fonts as button labels and turning them into images removes
> my
> > last concern about doing that.
> > Pete
> > Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Oct 28, 2011, at 3:48 AM, Michael Kristensen wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi there
> > > >
> > > > Icons can be quite space-saving and also pleasing to the eye.
> > > >
> > > > But somtimes the hazzle of making the icon in a paint app and import
> it
> > > into Livecode and keep it in a hidden place is to much.
> > > >
> > > > On a Mac there is a palette calle "Keyboard".
> > > >
> > > > It can show the thousands of chars/symbols in a Unicode font.
> > > >
> > > > Im sure you can find a symbol there that suits you.
> > > >
> > > > The trick is to add the char to the label of the button, not the
> name.
> > > >
> > > > Scale the char/icon by ajusting the textsize and color it as you
> > please.
> > >
> > > Thanks for a nice tip, Michael. It is possible to take this one step
> > > further, to address the possibility that the end user of your stack
> does
> > not
> > > have the same fonts installed on their system as you do. You can easily
> > turn
> > > any character from any font into an image without leaving LiveCode.
> > Simply
> > > create the character in a field, make it transparent and turn off its
> > > border. Then issue the command:
> > >
> > >    import snapshot from field "whereTheSymbolIs"
> > >
> > > This creates an image object on the card that looks exactly like the
> > field,
> > > no third party image editor needed!
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Devin
> > >
> > >
> > > Devin Asay
> > > Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
> > > Brigham Young University
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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