Font Awesome

Charles E Buchwald charles at buchwald.ca
Wed Jul 4 14:33:26 EDT 2012


OK, that's odd... here's what I see in PopChar:
http://buchwald.ca/lc/PopCharScreenShot.png

- Charles

P.S. I guess it would be nice to expand the LC character viewer...

On 2012-07-04, at 1:04 PM, Guglielmo Braguglia wrote:

> Mmm ... strange ... have you scrolled down on the character pane and selected Unicode on top ?
> 
> Look this print-screen : http://www.braguglia.ch/filechute/PopCharScreen.jpg
> 
> Guglielmo
> 
> 
> On 04.07.2012 19:53, Charles E Buchwald wrote:
>> Hi Guglielmo,
>> I think I used to use a version of PopChar several years ago...
>> OK, I've downloaded the trial. Looks useful.
>> If I select FontAwesome from within PopChar, I'm still only seeing those 57 characters. I suppose these are the ones with low unicode values?
>> Is there some trick to PopChar that would allow me to view "high unicode values"?
>> 
>> I did find this: http://rorohiko.blogspot.mx/2011/11/i-am-using-lion-where-is-my-trusted.html
>> ... with instructions on setting the native character viewer to show the Unicode tables.
>> And also many useful subsets I didn't know about, such as "Sign/Standard Symbols" and "Pictographs"
>> 
>> Still not seeing the full unicode character set with a specific font, though.
>> 
>> Any ideas?
>> 
>> - Charles
>> 
>> On 2012-07-04, at 10:30 AM, Guglielmo Braguglia wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Charles,
>>> normally I use also PopChar (http://www.ergonis.com/products/popcharx/) and he correctly show the unicode characters ...
>>> 
>>> Much better than the native character viewer ... but ... try before buy ... ;-)
>>> 
>>> Guglielmo
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 04.07.2012 17:22, Charles E Buchwald wrote:
>>>> So for those of us without FontLab Studio, is there a Mac utility that is useful for showing unicode values?
>>>> Or perhaps someone has created a LC stack for doing so?
>>>> 
>>>> I was just looking at the Character Viewer built in to OS X Lion, but it does not show unicode values... unless of course I'm missing something, which is probable.
>>>> 
>>>> - Charles
>>>> 
>>>> On 2012-07-04, at 1:06 AM, Guglielmo Braguglia wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Jacque,
>>>>> the FontAwesome.ttf that you find into the font folder is NOT empty ... just appear empty if you use quick-look, but I opened the font on Mac with "FontLab Studio" and all characters are there, just with high unicode values (most are between F000 and F0EA, plus one in F200).
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hope this help ...
>>>>> 
>>>>> Guglielmo
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 04.07.2012 07:13, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>>>>>> On 7/3/12 6:15 PM, Charles E Buchwald wrote:
>>>>>>> Whoops. Didn't mean to use that subject line... have to stop drinking at lunch time... here's another try.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> A client just directed me to Font Awesome.
>>>>>>>> http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome/
>>>>>>>> I'm not familiar with Twitter Bootstrap, for which it was designed, but it looks immediately useful for LC.
>>>>>>>> It's basically a very large monochrome icon collection in vector format, and also collected as a TrueType font.
>>>>>>>> I expect it may be useful for both desktop and mobile development.
>>>>>>>> Seems like it could interesting with the new field capabilities.
>>>>>> Great find! I downloaded it but the ttf webfont file is empty and the desktop one has only a handful of icons in it. The PDF is okay but I can't extract the vectors from there. I'd rather have the font; anyone know how to make those other formats work on a Mac?
>> 
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