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William Overington

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  1. HideReferring to an earlier post in this thread,

    On 5/5/2021 at 9:59 AM, William Overington said:

    So, with the recipe for sixty abstract emoji characters explained, there needs a method to use them.

    For research purposes, and maybe for long-term practical use, a Mariposa System encoding can be used.


    Suppose that we introduce two parameters, U (for upper) and L (for lower).

    For question, let U=1

    For pointer, let U=2

    For indefinite, let U=3

    For universal, let U=4

    For negative, let U=5

    For pointer nearby, let U=9, so that the same technique is used, but somewhat separate from the others as it is not part of that collection as such.

    Let values of L go from 0 through to 9 for the lower parts in the order in which they are dissplayed in this thread, which is the same order as in the table in the linked document.

    Then each of these emoji may be referenced by a code of the format


    The figure 8 being chosen as it has both an upper part and a lower part.

    So, for example, the abstract emoji displayed two posts previously, is encoded in The Mariposa System as


    as the upper part has U=4 and the lower part has L=5 so, using %8 as the start of the sequence, the encoding is


    An OpenType font with a suitable GSUB glyph substitution statement encoded as if the abstract emoji glyph is a ligature (using the OpenType liga table) gives access to the glyph in a suitable application program, with a graceful fallback display in non-OpenType applications or without use of a suitable font or with ligatures turned off..






    By referring to the list linked from the following post earlier in this thread,


    the glyph accessed by the code %845 can be found to have the meaning, when expressed in English, as follows.




  2. Regarding my choice of the codes %881 and %882, these are chosen so as to be compatible with the codes for some earlier designs,


    those being compatible with the codes used for designs in the documents linked from the following web page.




  3. Here is a design to mean




    and here is a design to mean




    The design to mean


    is inspired by the first letter of the Latin word Tamen and then the idea that the word 'however' is used after stating something then either going back a bit in the opposite direction or going in another direction.

    For experimental use from an OpenType font, the code %881 is suggested.

    The design to mean


    is inspired by the word 'because' being used after stating something so as to state clarification of the first thing that was stated, so I have used an equals sign followed by a second, linked, yet subsidiary, equals sign.

    For experimental use from an OpenType font, the code %882 is suggested.






  4. i have only seen this thread today.

    Thinking about it, I wonder if there is a regular hexagon that could be placed over the shape such that an equal area of this shape is inside that regular hexagon as is outside it. So, much like underlying it all is an array of regular hexagons, so sort of like many jigsaw puzzles are effectively a pattern of squares.



  5. Oh, I took that about uploading to other places to refer to "top shelf stuff" in a newsagents, not the harmless stuff that I produce.

    Not that I look at it, but I remember the days before a well-known newsagents chain got embarrassed by complaints from women going into the shops and complaining about was on display for they and children to be subjected to viewing and the frosty wrappered magazines became the practice.



  6. 19 hours ago, John Rostron said:

    I asked this question, and was given the answer of a simple  Publisher document. 

    My answer was as follows.


     A PDF document produced using Affinity Publisher.


    That is not the same type of document.

    Also, I did not use the word "simple".


  7. 1 hour ago, v_kyr said:

    All in all, it seems to me that something is only being posted here desperately to achieve some communication, ...

    You are almost absolutely right, that is a good part of my reason for posting, but not the only part, it is intended as a genuine discussion, but, yes, basically you are correct.


    1 hour ago, v_kyr said:

     maybe out of boredom, or the lack of interlocutors, or the like. - In short, for me personally, this is not a presentation of anything that reflects the relevance and capabilities of the Affinity products or their possibilities (or the graphics and/or layout skills of the author in this context) here, in contrast to many other postings in this forum section!

    But not boredom. Nor lack of interlocutors either. But for a very good reason which I am not going to state in public.

    But are you agreeing that "The invitation at the beginning of the Share Your  Work forum invites members to offer their designs for appraisal." because I could not find that text. I found no mention of appraisal.

    Maybe it needs a nice lady to post LEAVE HIM ALONE, HE's A NICE MAN AND I FANCY HIM.


  8. 1 hour ago, Alfred said:

    It’s interesting to note that L.L. Zamenhof is described as the “founder” of Esperanto, rather than its inventor.

    So described in the wikipedia article at least. I do not have my copy of The Life of Zamenhof (in English) to hand.



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