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bio website cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela
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I’m an author and a consultant who specializes in character codes, localization, web authoring, accessibility, and typography. Author of Unicode Explained and Going Global with JavaScript and Globalize.js.


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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Caucus
Dec
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answered Critique: Typography for my website
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment Adjusting diacritic in italicized combining character?
I see e.g. τω̑ν (τω̑ν) properly both in a browser and in Notepad when the font is set to Cambria. I suppose you are using Notepad on Windows 8 with default settings, which means that the font is Consolas (which is a nice font in general when you want to use a monospace font, but it isn’t suitable in this case).
Aug
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comment Adjusting diacritic in italicized combining character?
I don’t know what’s going on, but my guess is that font designers are generally not good at combining diacritics. Regarding order, the correct order is to have the combining character after the base character, and this works OK in Cambria on my Notepad (testing with the string Μαιω̑τις, which gets the mark wrongly positioned here).
Aug
11
answered Adjusting diacritic in italicized combining character?
Aug
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comment Adjusting diacritic in italicized combining character?
I’ve added a note in the answer. It seems that the book is actually using perispomeni, but in a special glyph form.
Aug
11
revised Adjusting diacritic in italicized combining character?
Added a paragraph, due to comment.
Aug
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answered Adjusting diacritic in italicized combining character?
Jul
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answered What is the ideal number of font sizes to use for a website?
May
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answered Alternative to Lorem Ipsum (dummy text) for websites
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awarded  Supporter
Nov
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answered Does Firefox support .ttc fonts?
Nov
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revised Should underline clash with text descenders?
added 237 characters in body
Nov
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answered Should underline clash with text descenders?
Nov
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revised How to control word-spacing in justified text with CSS?
deleted 6 characters in body
Nov
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comment How to control word-spacing in justified text with CSS?
@AbdiasSoftware, the other source is about another property. The reference.sitepoint.com site does not mention text-justify at all. But I’m sorry that I initially wrote about text-align-justify instead of text-justify (fixed now). The setting text-align: justify is of course implied here; the issue is whether the type of justification can be controlled.
Nov
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comment How to control word-spacing in justified text with CSS?
@AbdiasSoftware, the page is bogus – yet another proof of w3schools being crap, see w3fools.com (The w3schools page contains “PlayIt” buttons, which you can use to see rather quickly that their info is wrong.)
Nov
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answered How to control word-spacing in justified text with CSS?