Font Awesome

Guglielmo Braguglia guglielmo at braguglia.ch
Wed Jul 4 14:42:56 EDT 2012


Wait ... have you used the ttf _inside_  the "FontAwsome/font" folder 
(fontawesome-webfont.ttf) ?  Because the other one (on the root folder) 
miss a lot of characters !

Guglielmo


On 04.07.2012 20:33, Charles E Buchwald wrote:
> 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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