Ben Griffin | 6 Oct 11:45 2010
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openfontlibrary.org - change request

Hi there folks,
I notice that the font page (and notably the sample text) is not aware of the characters supported by the font
in question.
Obviously, for those fonts which deal with code pages that are far away from Latin, that's not very useful;
most of the work that I do is far away from Latin.

Could the authors not allow for a font maintainer to provide several example strings that demonstrate the
font in question?

On another note, but from the same place, the Description text and the FontLog text appear to be fixed with
the site's design, which is fair enough. However rather than have 'bold'/'italic' etc. as text editorial
options, why not at least add a 'thefontinquestion' modifier, so that the Description text may show off
examples, features etc. of the font that is being mentioned.

This comes particularly into focus when looking at http://openfontlibrary.org/files/Ben_Griffin/286
The only way in which to =see= what the font does is to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and see a small
represenatation of  the submitted example jpg! 
Ben Weiner | 6 Oct 13:10 2010
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Re: openfontlibrary.org - change request

Hi Ben

Yes, it would be good to allow contributors to add custom sample text.

There is some 'awareness' of character sets on the font page. Under the 'Files' heading, below the list of
stats, there's a link labelled 'Show details'. Ordinarily you'd see the stats for characters in various
common character sets. I think your font file has taken things beyond what this can cope with - and its
support is pretty good ;-)

Ed Trager could shed more light if he is listening in ;-)

Ben

On 6 Oct 2010, at 10:45, Ben Griffin wrote:

> Hi there folks,
> I notice that the font page (and notably the sample text) is not aware of the characters supported by the
font in question.
> Obviously, for those fonts which deal with code pages that are far away from Latin, that's not very useful;
most of the work that I do is far away from Latin.
> 
> Could the authors not allow for a font maintainer to provide several example strings that demonstrate the
font in question?
> 
> On another note, but from the same place, the Description text and the FontLog text appear to be fixed with
the site's design, which is fair enough. However rather than have 'bold'/'italic' etc. as text editorial
options, why not at least add a 'thefontinquestion' modifier, so that the Description text may show off
examples, features etc. of the font that is being mentioned.
> 
> This comes particularly into focus when looking at http://openfontlibrary.org/files/Ben_Griffin/286
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Chris Lilley | 6 Oct 17:44 2010
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Re: openfontlibrary.org - change request

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11:45:32 AM, Ben wrote:

BG> Hi there folks,
BG> I notice that the font page (and notably the sample text) is not
BG> aware of the characters supported by the font in question.
BG> Obviously, for those fonts which deal with code pages that are
BG> far away from Latin, that's not very useful; most of the work that I do is far away from Latin.

BG> Could the authors not allow for a font maintainer to provide
BG> several example strings that demonstrate the font in question?

I notice that you provided suitable text:

> Here is an example piece of text to test above.

┌┮┭┰┅┭───┮┄┰┮┭┐
┝┽┼╂┉├───┤┋╂┼┾┥
└┶┵┸┅┵───┶┄┸┶┵┘

but there is no way to render this wit the supplied font.

BG> This comes particularly into focus when looking at
BG> http://openfontlibrary.org/files/Ben_Griffin/286
BG> The only way in which to =see= what the font does is to scroll
BG> all the way to the bottom of the page and see a small
BG> represenatation of  the submitted example jpg! 

Also, the green download button produces an error page 'Can't find content template' and no download.

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Dave Crossland | 9 Oct 14:06 2010

Re: openfontlibrary.org - change request

Hi Ben!

Thanks for your upload, and your recent bug reports about managing files :-)

On 6 October 2010 11:45, Ben Griffin <ben@...> wrote:
>
> I notice that the font page (and notably the sample text) is not aware of the characters supported by the
font in question.
> Obviously, for those fonts which deal with code pages that are far away from Latin, that's not very useful;
most of the work that I do is far away from Latin.
> Could the authors not allow for a font maintainer to provide several example strings that demonstrate the
font in question?

The current codebase of the site is basically a dead end; I and Bassel
from http://www.aikiframework.org/ and making a new version of the
site with http://www.aikiframework.org that we hope will be ready very
soon. It should be easy to make these kinds of changes with the new
site :-)

> On another note, but from the same place, the Description text and the FontLog text appear to be fixed with
> the site's design, which is fair enough. However rather than have 'bold'/'italic' etc. as text editorial
options, why
> not at least add a 'thefontinquestion' modifier, so that the Description text may show off examples, features
> etc. of the font that is being mentioned.

Yes, the template language of Aiki will make this kind of this
possible, I think.

> This comes particularly into focus when looking at http://openfontlibrary.org/files/Ben_Griffin/286
> The only way in which to =see= what the font does is to scroll all the way to the
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Dave Crossland | 28 Oct 23:56 2010

SpeakEasy

Hi,

github.com/typekit/speakeasy#readme was just announced on blog.typekit.com/ :)

Cheers
Dave

Victor Gaultney | 29 Oct 10:47 2010

Asian OFLib Domains

Hi everyone -

I received the following notice that related to the OFLib. I don't think it's spam, as there's nothing about the SIL-specific account that received it that has anything to do with the OFLib. One of you may want to follow up with them.

Victor

____________




Dear Manager,

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On October,29th,2010, We received HUAXIA Company's application that they are registering the name "openfontlibrary" as their Internet Trademark and "openfontlibrary.cn","openfontlibrary.com.cn" ,"openfontlibrary.asia"domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards

Angela Zhang

Shanghai Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager 
3002, Nanhai Building 854.Nandan Road   
Xuhui District, Shanghai
Email: info-FxDKsqDua0yEK/hMebVsMw@public.gmane.org

Anhui Office
Office:  +86 0553 4994789
Fax:     +86 0553 4994789
web:  http://yg-networks.com
web:  http://www.yg-networks.com

Nicu Buculei | 29 Oct 13:37 2010
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Re: Asian OFLib Domains

On 10/29/2010 11:47 AM, Victor Gaultney wrote:
>
> I received the following notice that related to the OFLib. I don't think
> it's spam, as there's nothing about the SIL-specific account that
> received it that has anything to do with the OFLib. One of you may want
> to follow up with them.

That is a well known type of spam, trying to talk you into buying 
unneeded domain names.

> Dear Manager,
>
> We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration
> center in Shanghai, China. On October,29th,2010, We received HUAXIA
> Company's application that they are registering the name
> "openfontlibrary" as their Internet Trademark and "openfontlibrary.cn
> <http://openfontlibrary.cn>","openfontlibrary.com.cn
> <http://openfontlibrary.com.cn>" ,"openfontlibrary.asia"domain names
> etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the
> brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in
> China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to
> check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of
> the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for
> you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third
> party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in
> china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact
> us as soon as possible. Thank you!

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Christopher Adams | 29 Oct 14:43 2010

Re: Asian OFLib Domains

This looks legitimate.


———
christopher adams
86 186 1172 0021
886 953 036 630
chris.raysend.com


On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Victor Gaultney <vtype-ZLAh8djbdEtg9hUCZPvPmw@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi everyone -

I received the following notice that related to the OFLib. I don't think it's spam, as there's nothing about the SIL-specific account that received it that has anything to do with the OFLib. One of you may want to follow up with them.

Victor

____________




Dear Manager,

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On October,29th,2010, We received HUAXIA Company's application that they are registering the name "openfontlibrary" as their Internet Trademark and "openfontlibrary.cn","openfontlibrary.com.cn" ,"openfontlibrary.asia"domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards

Angela Zhang

Shanghai Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager 
3002, Nanhai Building 854.Nandan Road   
Xuhui District, Shanghai
Email: info <at> yg-networks.com

Anhui Office
Office:  +86 0553 4994789
Fax:     +86 0553 4994789
web:  http://yg-networks.com
web:  http://www.yg-networks.com


Re: Asian OFLib Domains

Looks legit, but we don't need those domains.

Jon

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Christopher Adams <chris-7Mc5Lct4TYFBDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org> wrote:
This looks legitimate.


———
christopher adams
86 186 1172 0021
886 953 036 630
chris.raysend.com


On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Victor Gaultney <vtype-ZLAh8djbdEtg9hUCZPvPmw@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi everyone -

I received the following notice that related to the OFLib. I don't think it's spam, as there's nothing about the SIL-specific account that received it that has anything to do with the OFLib. One of you may want to follow up with them.

Victor

____________




Dear Manager,

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On October,29th,2010, We received HUAXIA Company's application that they are registering the name "openfontlibrary" as their Internet Trademark and "openfontlibrary.cn","openfontlibrary.com.cn" ,"openfontlibrary.asia"domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards

Angela Zhang

Shanghai Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager 
3002, Nanhai Building 854.Nandan Road   
Xuhui District, Shanghai
Email: info-FxDKsqDua0yEK/hMebVsMw@public.gmane.org

Anhui Office
Office:  +86 0553 4994789
Fax:     +86 0553 4994789
web:  http://yg-networks.com
web:  http://www.yg-networks.com





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Christopher Adams | 29 Oct 14:50 2010

Re: Asian OFLib Domains

Nevermind. It is a scam.

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Christopher Adams <chris-7Mc5Lct4TYFBDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org> wrote:
This looks legitimate.


———
christopher adams
86 186 1172 0021
886 953 036 630
chris.raysend.com


On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Victor Gaultney <vtype <at> gaultney.org> wrote:
Hi everyone -

I received the following notice that related to the OFLib. I don't think it's spam, as there's nothing about the SIL-specific account that received it that has anything to do with the OFLib. One of you may want to follow up with them.

Victor

____________




Dear Manager,

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On October,29th,2010, We received HUAXIA Company's application that they are registering the name "openfontlibrary" as their Internet Trademark and "openfontlibrary.cn","openfontlibrary.com.cn" ,"openfontlibrary.asia"domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards

Angela Zhang

Shanghai Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager 
3002, Nanhai Building 854.Nandan Road   
Xuhui District, Shanghai
Email: info <at> yg-networks.com

Anhui Office
Office:  +86 0553 4994789
Fax:     +86 0553 4994789
web:  http://yg-networks.com
web:  http://www.yg-networks.com




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