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Phinney on Fonts » Point Size and the Em Square: Not What People Think
(Thomas Phinney on matching font sizing:)
“The catch for purposes of measurement and standardization is that while there are some restrictions on how large one can draw letters in the design space, there is no necessary and required relationship between the size of the letters and the em.”

“On average, with Latin-based languages such as English, the ‘cap height’ of capital letters is about 70% of the point size, and the ‘x-height’ of lower-case letters is about 70% of the cap height, or about half the point size. But (and I cannot stress this enough), those are only averages.”

(And here’s the heart of it:)
“So what variables does the law need to control when it wants to legislate a minimum size and legibility?

“Instead of (or even in addition to) declaring a minimum point size, one could declare both a minimum cap height (defining that as the height of the smallest of the capital letters A-Z), and a minimum x-height (defining that as the height of the smallest of the lowercase letters a-z), both in physical units. For example, one could require a cap height of at least 7 points and an x-height of at least 5 points, which would be met by 12 point type in most everyday text typefaces.”

(And then just for good measure there’s this part:)
“Adequate width also needs to be legislated. You don’t have to be a font geek to go out and license an ultracondensed font. One way of avoiding this would be to say that the total advance width of the letters a-z and A-Z, at the chosen font and size, meet some minimum. Times set at 12 pts clocks in at roughly 208 pts for A-Z and 143 pts for a-z. After checking many other fonts, I believe one could go with minimums of perhaps 162 pts (2.25’) wide for A-Z and 120 pts (1 2/3’) for a-z as minimums.”
thomasphinney  2011  fonts  typography  textsize  points  pixels  canonical 
11 hours ago by handcoding
Office for Mac 2011 system requirements | Microsoft Docs
Office for Mac 2011 will reach end of support on October 10, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade.
office  office:mac  system-requirements  knowledge-base  2011 
3 days ago by kOoLiNuS
Surgical steel vs. Titanium?
“If you’re in America it’s fairly common for piercers to use steel. Implant grade steel is ‘316LVM ASTM F-138’, whereas ‘316L’ is basic cheap steel. Most people will be perfectly fine with implant grade steel.”
2011  piercings  jewerly  forums  bodyjewelleryshop 
6 days ago by handcoding
Best webcam to use with Skype and a Mac mini? - Ask Different
(It looks like cameras that support UVC can work on macOS?)
“Most modern USB webcams support a generic interface called UVC (Universal Video Class). OSX supports most UVC drivers out-of-the-box (true for me in Snow Leopard) so sometimes there aren’t even any third-party drivers to install. (In fact, most third-party webcam ‘drivers’ only install useless add-ons that bloat your system.)

“Logitech is very good at providing compliant UVC devices, so they’re a good starting point.”
uvc  2011  stackexchange  mac  macos  podcasting  osx 
12 days ago by handcoding
Finding Control and Menu Items for use in AppleScript User Interface Scripting - Mac OS X Hints
(The results from this script might be a bit crude, but this may be able to get the job done.)
“Here’s a bit of AppleScript I wrote years ago that delivers up easy to understand and correct lists of an application’s window and menu items in a format that may easily be cut and pasted directly into Scripts.”

(Plus, see also this comment on cleaning up the output from this script:)
“To clean up the text of the output, you can use TextWrangler (or other free text processors, probably including TextEdit).
“In TextWrangler, select the Find… menu item under the Search menu, and enter , in the Find: field and in the Replace: field. Make sure Grep is checked.

“Hit the Next button to highlight the first ‘,’, then Replace & Find. You’ll see the first item split off making it easy(er) to read. Once you’re happy the replacements are working as expected hit Replace All to get the rest.”
macworld  applescript  accessibility  2011  scripting  inspector 
16 days ago by handcoding
Etag definition changed in Amazon S3 - Stack Overflow
Q: I've used Amazon S3 a little bit for backups for some time. Usually, after I upload a file I check the MD5 sum matches to ensure I've made a good backup. S3 has the "etag" header which used to give this sum.
However, when I uploaded a large file recently the Etag no longer seems to be a md5 sum. It has extra digits and a hyphen "696df35ad1161afbeb6ea667e5dd5dab-2861" . [...]

A: [...] This AWS support page - How do I ensure data integrity of objects uploaded to or downloaded from Amazon S3? - describes a more reliable way to verify the integrity of your s3 backups.
Firstly determine the base64 encoded md5sum of the file you wish to upload: [...]
2011  forumthread  stackexchange  amazon.aws  amazon.boto  amazon.s3  cli  example  tips  python  unix  linux  macosx  links 
25 days ago by ezequiel
git - How to check if there's nothing to be committed in the current branch? - Stack Overflow
A: An alternative to testing whether the output of git status --porcelain is empty is to test each condition you care about separately. One might not always care, for example, if there are untracked files in the output of git status.

For example, to see if there are any local unstaged changes, you can look at the return code of:

$ git diff --exit-code
2011  forumthread  stackexchange  cli  git  example  tips  scripting  unix  linux 
26 days ago by ezequiel
Installing Adobe Digital Editions using WINE [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums
A: [...] Plug in the nook and it should auto-mount to /media/nook. Open the Wine Configuration tool (Applications->Wine->Configure Wine) and click on the Drives tab.
Find and click on the drive mapping for /media/nook. In my case this was the I: drive.
Click the Show Advanced button and from the Type drop-down, select Floppy disk.
Click Apply and leave the Configuration window open. In my case, whenever I clicked OK or closed the window, it would not save the settings. This could be an issue on my end.
Open Adobe Digital Editions and the nook should appear in the list. [...]
(me: [2019] ADE could not find the Sony PRS-T2, no matter what the drive configuration was)
2008  2011  2014  forumthread  winecompatible  kobo.reader  hardwaresupport  wine  configuration  usb  howto  tips  ubuntu  linux  sonyreader  sony.prs.t2 
6 weeks ago by ezequiel
All Late Projects Are the Same
All projects that finish late have this one thing in common: they started late.
projectmanagement  projects  softwareEngineering  2011  articles 
6 weeks ago by ianchanning
WorldPlay Promo Video
"a 3D Authoring Platform designed to take advantage of the way humans perceive objects in real space, facilitating the creation of 3D Virtual Worlds using natural interaction techniques. It is the first, third year undergraduate and Masters project for HITLab Australia and was commissioned by Professor Tom Furness, Director of HITLab International. It is designed to be the first steps towards the creation of 3D virtual worlds within 3D. "
The website is long gone but can be found at https://web.archive.org/web/20150309083300/http://www.cis.utas.edu.au/student-proj-nhm/vishit/index.html
video:youtube  piperesearch  2011  vr 
7 weeks ago by mechazoidal

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