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Postby Rhuiden » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:36 am

What is the best font to use when typing latin?

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Postby benissimus » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:25 am

Times New Roman with caps lock on.
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Re: Latin Font

Postby Mercurialis » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:43 pm

Rhuiden wrote:What is the best font to use when typing latin?
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Well, yes, Times New Roman works pretty good. I miss the fonts Trajan and Delphi, that used to come with Wordl Palatino is not half bad.
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Postby edonnelly » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:07 pm

OK, I'll bite -- what makes one font better for Latin? Something to do with the macrons?
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Re: Latin Font

Postby Barrius » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:37 pm

Rhuiden wrote:What is the best font to use when typing latin?

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Try Gentium - a font that was designed for Latin. http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium&_sc=1

It's great for entering text/documents for your personal use; however, as with any font, any collaborative project requires all parties to have it, or else something is lost in the 'translation' of characters :lol:
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Postby Barrius » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:44 pm

Carlin Script is nice as well (http://www.tdc.org/news/2003Results/Carlin.html), but Gentium is FREE to download and use.
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Postby Lucus Eques » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:43 pm

I downloaded Gentium, but I'm unsure how to make the macrons. I'm using OSX.
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Re: Latin Font

Postby Cyborg » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:22 pm

Rhuiden wrote:What is the best font to use when typing latin?

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mine! ;)

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Postby Rhuiden » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:33 pm

Which font is that or where can we get it?

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Postby Cyborg » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:42 pm

Rhuiden wrote:Which font is that or where can we get it?

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I gave it a silly name, easyfont2 I think, for easyfont1 was a terrible failure. :)
I made it myself. If you want it I can send it to you by e-mail, all you have to do is PM your e-mail address to me.
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Postby Barrius » Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:16 pm

Lucus Eques wrote:I downloaded Gentium, but I'm unsure how to make the macrons. I'm using OSX.


I know beans about OSX - hopefully someone else can help. Most Word processors have the ability to insert special characters - I simply create a new document, use the insert character tool to insert all the special (with macron) characters for 'A', 'a', 'E' etc then save it. I can have multiple documents open and just copy/paste when I need one. You can also create the macron character by holding 'ALT' and pressing 131 on the NUMERIC keypad, then letting up on the 'ALT' key.
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Postby annis » Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:33 pm

Lucus Eques wrote:I downloaded Gentium, but I'm unsure how to make the macrons. I'm using OSX.


Go into the System Preferences app. Choose "International", then pick the "Input Menu" tab. You want to make sure that not only is English (US-English, in my case) checked, but also US Extended. Also click "show input menu in menu bar."

Then you'll be able to switch back and forth between the basic entry mode and the extended system. ALT-A sets you up for the macron in Extended mode.
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Postby Mofmog » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:24 pm

How do I get the macrons with genitium in word? (WIN XP)
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Postby sisyphus » Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:56 am

Mofmog wrote:How do I get the macrons with genitium in word? (WIN XP)


Pick Gentium as your font. Hold down ALT or SHIFT ALT when you type your vowel.

This works for all but SHIFT ALT I for me (Win 98 SE). Even when i disable the corresponding keyboard shortcut it always selects a menu.

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