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William Overington

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  1. Thank you. I have not heard of 'Power duplicate' before reading your post. Does your solution rotate some of the glyphs? Would the glyphs for 9 and 3 both need to be viewed from the left? Or from the right? I was thinking of having a design where the glyphs are not rotated, as in the pharmacy wall clocks where the glyphs all seem to be upright, as I think were the ones that I saw on a clock in a pharmacy years ago. If the glyphs were on the plate of a horizontal plate sundial, then that would be different than for a clock placed on a vertical wall. William
  2. There is also the following slide show. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/slide_show_about_localizable_sentences.pdf The slides can be read using a browser, but best results are a full screen display by downloading a copy to local storage and then displaying it using Adobe Reader. There are notes about that on the following page. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/localizable_sentences_research.htm William
  3. Here is a link to the font. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/LOCSE977.TTF I made the font myself with the High-Logic FontCreator program. The glyphs for this design are at U+E100 through to U+E10B in the Private Use Area of the font, in the required order, as I used the resistor colour code as the basis for the order in which to place the glyphs when I made the font. Please note that the Private Use Area mapping is just for convenience of using the TrueType font, they are not intended for use in interchange of document, though at a push could be in some circumstances for re
  4. https://www.hobbies.co.uk/double-spade-pair-of-hands So it looks possible. Though it might need a panel to mount the card upon and maybe a box to contain it all. William
  5. The discussion about clocks in the thread https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/142050-my-first-image-using-affinity-designer/ has inspired me to wonder if I can design a clock that uses some of the glyphs that I have designed for localizable sentences. Maybe get a landscape greeting card from Papier, get a clock mechanism and get them put together by someone skilled in the art for a fee. So, applying the resistor colour code, and using zero rather than 12, and adding cyan for 10 and pink for 11, there is the basic design specification. https://en.wikipedia
  6. https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5209?installation_image_index=35 Please click on the centre of the nearby blue disc for further information. To me, the stated dimensions do not seem to go with the image as they seem to indicate a shape more like a cuboid than a panel. https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5209 William .
  7. An interesting story that I have told before elsewhere might be of interest. One day in the early 1970s I observed two researchers with a large Spanish and English dictionary trying to understand a research paper in what they had thought was Spanish. I glanced at it and said that it was not Spanish, but was Portuguese. In astonishment in his voice, one of the researchers asked me "Do you speak Portuguese?" I replied "No, but I am interested in printing and I know that that 'a' with that accent is used in Portuguese but not in Spanish." As it happens some years previous
  8. Looking at the two images, I find that they appear to use the same symbols as each other for each of the hours. William
  9. I have now found the following. https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F700.pdf Please note 1F729 and https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf Please note 2643 William
  10. Not exactly. The one I saw was white and did not have the fancy shaped pointers, but otherwise was very much like it. Thank you for posting. William
  11. Going off-topic, but something vaguely related, some years ago, maybe around twenty-five years ago, I saw a rather stylish clock on the wall of a small independent pharmacy business. It was white plastic and I think square, about 8 inches square, quite possibly with an electric mechanism, with pointers. Instead of ordinary digits, there were twelve alchemical signs, moulded and raised and with a gold look, maybe 96 point or thereabouts. I remember that instead of the digit 4 there was the symbol that looks vaguely like a figure 4. It looked very stylish. This is not it, but does give
  12. I like the clock. Is it based on a real clock or is it your own novel design? William
  13. I have recently bought a graphics tablet and I am hoping to learn how to use it. Could you add some notes about how you produced this image please? William
  14. This might be helpful. https://www.evertype.com/alphabets/french.pdf I have just now tried copying from that page and pasting an â character to a text frame in Affinity Designer. Just format as to size and font once pasted into Affinity Designer. I pasted the â in this post from the clipboard too. One of a collection of PDF (Portable Document Format) documents linked from the following page. https://www.evertype.com/alphabets/ William
  15. Thank you for replying I do not understand what you mean by an "external editor". Can you elaborate please? Yes, but, for example, at least some computers being sold by Currys to people generally have Windows 10 S on them. There is no obvious mention of the limits of the S version, nor mention that one can remove the S limitation, but once removed cannot be reentered.. A couple of months ago this Lenovo computer lost its wifi capability and I needed to get a new computer so that I could continue to order grocery deliveries and connect to the internet generally to follow
  16. You mention Windows. If you have Windows 10 S and you do not want to irrevocably go out of the S protection, I think that you may need to buy the product through the Microsoft Store not direct from Serif. I think that that is the case, hopefully someone will comment. William
  17. I have now managed to get eight of these frames delivered. Four grocery orders, four ordered each time, twice not available, twice delivered. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/303403803 I have also bought a packet of these labels, which I am hoping to use as labels to stick on the back, one for each frame, after I have added details of the image including the title, my name and the date of framing the image. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/285221953 One of the reviews describes the contents. On television programmes about old paintings,
  18. Thank you. When I receive the PSD templates I will try to have a go and try to find out what happens. William
  19. @Callum Thank you. Can they import a PSD document template sent to me from elsewhere please, so that I can apply it to produce a new PSD document? William
  20. I have just learned of the existence of a PSD template. I have found that they are associated with Adobe Photoshop. Can any Affinity products be used to produce a PSD template please? William
  21. But can it be done entirely using Affinity products at the present time? Genuine question. William
  22. You could try doing it directly in HTML using a program such as WordPad. I have a small website and I always code pages directly in HTML using WordPad. Are you wanting something like either of the following pages? http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/cowl0001.htm http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/cloc1001.htm William
  23. Can you clarify that please? At present I do not understand what you mean, due to my lack of experience with the programs. William
  24. Something interesting that I have just found out by experimenting, though maybe it is well-known to others already. If one wants to make a curve produced with the pen tool have a finish with an acrylic brush such as when trying to make a full field image for a greetings card, say for doing sky or grass in the background, yet one does not want the end bits of the brush stroke as that would leave white canvas showing, then if one makes the pen tool curve start and finish off the canvas, then when one exports the jpg file, Affinity Designer clips the end bits off - it does not alter the draw
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