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Hi all,

 

sorry not to respond for so long, but as I said, I don't have an internet connection at home (I can only recommend that to you actually, made me like my life a lot more).

 

Anyways, thank you all very much for your responses and interesting discussions.

As Oval would probably have predicted, I did not find fractions in my Helvetica FontBook. A little puzzling to me, I've never done anything to my Helvetica myself (maybe installing some software did? The only programs I installed on this 2015 Macbook pro running on OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 are Matlab 2015b, Microsoft Office and AD). #

 

I have a Helvetica Neue installed though and this has fractions.

Found out via R C-Rs tip, thank you very much. This is a great way to see all the fonts that have the symbols I'm looking for. And with Helvetica Neue (only if all of the text in a box is in Helvetica Neue though, not if parts are in Myriad Pro) I can finally also hit the fractions button and enjoy its effects. Very cool.

 

Cheers,

Christoph

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According to Font Book I have exactly the same "10.0d4e1" version of Helvetica installed on my 2012 iMac running 10.11.3 as A_B_C & the same lack of fraction glyphs. But according to Character Viewer all my Helvetica typefaces include the three common fraction glyphs (¼ ½ ¾) in the Unicode Latin-1 Supplement range (code points 00BC through 00BE, respectively), as does my Helvetica Neue (also version 10.0d40e1).

 

As with an ever increasing list of others things about typography & how apps and/or OS X handles it, I have no idea what to make of this.


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Just curious, R C-R, how do you see from Character Viewer that “all [your] Helvetica typefaces include the three common fraction glyphs”? Do you check the myriad families in the bottom right corner? Or is there a better method?

I would be happy if you posted a screen shot …  :)

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Rather fascinating discussion here on fonts and glyphs so thank you all for your input!

 

I was wondering... Would a font manager like, for example, FontExplorer X or Suitcase Fusion, make all this fraction business easier to work with?


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Just curious, R C-R, how do you see from Character Viewer that “all [your] Helvetica typefaces include the three common fraction glyphs”? Do you check the myriad families in the bottom right corner? Or is there a better method?

There might be a better way but I don't know what it would be. I just scrolled through the glyphs on the bottom right, clicking on one every so often until I found the Helvetica ones, & then checked that each Helvetica typeface on my system had one.


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Thank you, R C-R, I see …  :)

Would a font manager like, for example, FontExplorer X or Suitcase Fusion, make all this fraction business easier to work with?

Honestly, I don’t believe so, MacGuerle. In my opinion, the best solution would be a dedicated glyphs panel in Affinity Designer itself. And I am sure the developers will come up with a very handy solution, once Affinity Publisher approaches its release date.  :)

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Honestly, I don’t believe so, MacGuerle. In my opinion, the best solution would be a dedicated glyphs panel in Affinity Designer itself. And I am sure the developers will come up with a very handy solution, once Affinity Publisher approaches its release date.  :)

 

 

Indeed! Thanks for your reply, A_B_C!   :)


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From my point of view, it would be nice to have confirmation via another app that this is not a bug in Affinity.

 

Has Serif already asked Christoph about the details of his installed Helvetica(s), the situation in TextEdit, if there is a substitution issue etc.?

 

No, you don’t really think it is a AD bug.

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Posted (edited)

Actually, if you click View -> Studio -> Glyph Browser, you can place the cursor where you want the glyph to appear (if inserting) or highlight the area you where want the glyph to appear (if replacing text) and then double click the 1/2 glyph (it is on row 27 from the top in my view).

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