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William Overington

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  1. A gentle introduction is in my first novel. Localizable Sentences The Novel (globalnet.co.uk) A PDF document produced using Affinity Publisher. William
  2. As far as I know not yet implemented, even experimentally, but I envisage having a drop down list in an email system, with the available sentences listed in the language of one's choice in a cascading menu system. Clicking on the chosen sentence inserts the code code number in the form of an exclamation mark followed by a positive integer. At the reception end, the codes are decoded into the language chosen by the person receiving the message. The following slide show might help explain my thinking. slide_show_about_localizable_sentences (globalnet.co.uk) The slide show and other research documents are available from the following page. Localizable Sentences Research (globalnet.co.uk) Another example is in the following chapter of my first novel. localizable_sentences_the_novel_chapter_079 (globalnet.co.uk) !987 William
  3. Oh yes it is! The code is !123 Now if you had mentioned Best regards, The code is !987 that has the implied expectation of a name following, then that is not a whole sentence. Best regards, was suggested by Magnus Bodin, who very kindly made a very helpful contribution in 2009 by localizing the initial experimental sentences into Swedish, thus enabling a conversation through the language barrier to be demonstrated.. Unicode Mail List Archive: Re: Localizable Sentences Experiment In some circumstances, displaying the symbol on a poster can be useful. !987 William
  4. Thank you all for replying. I will try to reply in separate posts. William
  5. No discussion yet. The following thread started slowly, yet worked out. So maybe this one will too. William
  6. A document written directly into Affinity Publisher and then exported as a PDF document. William notes_comparing_and_contrasting_localizable_sentences_and_Esperanto.pdf
  7. Hello Walt, I have only just seen your post after I had posted a reply to MikeTO. Best regards and thank you for posting, William
  8. Yes, you have solved the problem for me. Thank you. Scaling was set to 150% and I changed it to 100% and I could get a new document, but it looked small on the screen. Screen resolution was at 1920 by 1080 Recommended, but I changed it to 1360 by 768 and it seems to look better with the menu bar having lettering easier for me to read. Thanks again, Best regards, William
  9. Some time ago I bought a 14 inch hp laptop from Currys. I am using it now. Some time ago I installed three Affinity programs on it, but had not used them on this machine, though I had used them previously on a computer that had later broken down. I use an 11 inch hp for everyday use for such things as ordering grocery deliveries. That one is Windows 10 S. This one is Windows 10 as I have unlocked it so that I could use some software on it that cannot be loaded onto a computer running Windows 10 S. I had already got "non-S" licences for the Affinity products and I also wanted to be able to use some High-Logic software too. Anyway, today, I decided to use Affinity Publisher, which is version, to produce a document, with a view to producing a PDF document and placing it in the Share your work forum. So, start Affinity Publisher, File, New, but the display seems to not all fit onto the screen, and, as far as I know, I cannot generate a new blank document. Any ideas of how to fix this please? William
  10. I found this rather splendid article. https://welshotter.co.uk/blogs/news/the-welsh-language-and-colours So I can add tywyll dywyll dark So i need to design another glyph, or maybe two new glyphs, encoding the following. The colour is dark. The colour is light. William
  11. I have found this rather nice video. It is gently paced and is in both Welsh and English. 2 minutes 56 seconds. 492 views as of the time of this post. William
  12. I have had a look at the BBC web page and thought about for how many of the soft mutations I could find a colour demonstrates the soft mutation. Thus far I have coch goch red porffor borffor purple t d ? gwyn wyn white brown frown brown du ddu black rh r ? I am unsure whether soft mutation occurs after yn, possibly not melyn felyn yellow llwyd ? grey I am unsure whether soft mutation occurs after yn, possibly not So two colours to try to find William
  13. Why do you consider my post off-topic please? To me it seems to be a matter arising from my original post, albeit by a somewhat something route. As it happens, I had got to thinking about it and wondering if I can try to write another poem such that the poem when ;localized into Welsh has one example of each soft mutation. Can it be done with specific colours or would other adjectives be needed? Would new symbols be needed? The resulting poem using localizable sentence symbols could be published in an artwork generated using Affinity Designer. Sort of like light being focused from a wider lens so as to give a better image. I opine that too strict an on-topic/off-topic circumscribing can lose sparkling opportunities. Can you clarify please? Soft mutation is part of learning Welsh. I am not a linguist so "a voiced/voiceless distinction" means nothing to me at present. William
  14. Here is a link that has some information about the various mutations in Welsh. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zsv8wmn/revision/1 In learning some Welsh I find it interesting that I have learned something about soft mutation in relation to the localizing of this poem from the symbols into Welsh. Indeed it is somewhat serendipitous that that the localization of that poem shows that both b and m mutate to f. Please note how brown mutates to frown and melyn mutates to felyn. William
  15. Thank you. In fact the downloads from my account are all version 1.10.6, so the system has automatically supplied me with the latest versions. I don't think I had update to those versions on the now broken Lenovo computer. Ah, I need to update the footer on my posts regarding the computer I am using. I have now installed all three of the version 1 Affinity programs. There seems to be a bit of a problem. For example, if I use File New in Publisher, the panel seems to be clipped at the bottom of the page so that the Create button does not show. This new computer, a 14 inch HP laptop, arrived with Windows 11S, but I S-unlocked it so as to install Serif Affinity software and High-Logic FontCreator, Scanahand and ViewHex. The Windows 11 footer bar stays on screen while the Affinity programs are running. I do not remember whether that happened with Windows 10. Do you have any ideas on what is causing the clipping please? William
  16. If one downloads version 1 Affinity programs from the Serif website to install on a new computer, does one get the release version for which one bought a licence or does one get the latest release version that was produced please? For the avoidance of doubt, I mean the various release versions of version 1, I am not suggesting that I get the recently released version 2 for free. William
  17. Quite by chance I saw on a web page of a newspaper an advertisement for a prize draw where the prize is a house. The advertisement shows a picture. There is a picture on the wall. The picture reminded me of the style of Sophie Taeuber-Arp. I went to the website of the prize draw and found this image within a collection of images. I wonder what are those pictures, and by which artist. William
  18. Are you perhaps thinking of being able to use sets of monochrome fonts that can be used in multiple layers, each layer monochrome in one colour, with the net effect looking as if a colour font has been used? Such as my Galileo Lettering fonts of many years ago? http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/mosaic3.PDF http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm The basic Galileo Lettering lowercase are based on a design for capital letters that I drew on a graph plotter attached to an Elliott 803 computer in 1969. In the early 2000s when I learned to make electronic fonts I tried to produce the same design in a TrueType font, and I succeeded. William
  19. Thank you. There is no colour font support in version 1. We did have a go with a partial workaround that I found to be useful to test colour fonts and basically to play a bit, but that was all. The workaround being that, as a colour font will also display in monochrome, it is possible to produce a design in Affinity Designer and include use of a colour font in the design. The text displays as monochrome in Affinity Designer version 1, because Affinity Designer version 1 does not support colour fonts. The design is then exported from Affinity Designer as an SVG graphic without converting the text to curves. This means that the text is exported as character codes within the SVG file. Microsoft Edge supports colour fonts. Displaying the SVG file in Microsoft Edge means that the text that is in the design is displayed using the colour font display facility of Microsoft Edge. It is far from being a total workaround but I have found it useful for some purposes as I could then gather a Print Screen image and use that image to produce a png graphic file to include in a web page. I hope that Affinity software will soon support colour fonts. William
  20. Thank you. I know I got it direct from Serif. I just do not remember the modalities of how I got it from Serif. William
  21. I don't remember exactly what I did for my initial purchase. I think I first started with the beta test for Affinity Publisher. I then bought the Affinity Publisher licence at the reduced price that beta testers were offered. I had a free trial of Affinity Designer but I did not get round to using it, so it had gone. Later i bought an Affinity Designer licence at half price when it was on offer. I reasoned that I had previously got the free trial and not used it so buy the software and even if I did not use it straightaway it would be there for me when I wanted to use it. I also bought a licence at half price for Affinity Photo at the same time. After some months I started using Affinity Designer a lot once i found that I could get hardcopy prints of my artwork as one-off greetings cards from papier.com and frame them with frames from the supermarket. That is, cards marketed as photo greetings cards and frames marketed as photograph frames. Later I found that I could get A3 size prints of my artwork from Viking Virtual Print House. William
  22. Thank you. I found finding how to get to the account from the forum non-obvious. I found I needed to click on the word Affinity that is in white on the black bar at the top of the web page, then that goes to another web page and one needs to click on the symbol, located in the upper right corner, that has three horizontal white lines. Then at the lower left of the new page is My Account and one needs to click on that and then a log on page becomes displayed. William
  23. Possibly. I simply asked a question. I remember that years ago on a forum about a particular brand of fontmaking software, where I sometimes provided advice, someone, not staff, posted a thread about seeking advice. A long time later I realized it had been a copy and paste from some other site, but I did not know that at the time. The post referred to 'we" as in something like ~> Before posting a question we expect you to ... and then there was this list of things that purportedly we required doing, looking through lists of things and so on. I posted a reply to the thread along the following lines. Please know that in the above post that the "we" does not include me. If I am online, have time to spare and know the answer I will try to provide a helpful reply without any precondition whatsoever being placed upon the person asking the question. After some et cetera et cetera behind the scenes the moderator deleted the whole thread. I opine that it would be most unfortunate if a culture of conditions needing to be satisfied before asking a question were to become established in this forum. I had a situation where a student who was stuck said he did not like to ask a question as he thought it might be thought to be a silly question. So i made two big lineprinter printed banners in the way people did years ago, there was a program that did it when one inserted text into it, and blutacked the banners on the wall of the computing laboratory. If you need to know the answer ... ... then it's not a silly question! There was a significant increase in the number of students asking questions and that helped them in their education. William
  24. Ah, I think that I have found out how to do it, but is rather obscure to get there in my opinion, various logos and symbols needed trying. William
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