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Difference Between Unicode FRACTION SLASH and DIVISION SLASH

What is the difference between U+2044 ("Fraction Slash") and U+2215 ("Division Slash"). They seem nearly identical to me, but there's still clearly a difference, but I can't tell exactly what it is. ...
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Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows

I have switched my programming environment from Windows 7 to Mac OS X Lion, and I missed the Windows' crispy front rendering, for example, under Eclipse, you can check the screenshots. OS X: ...
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Replace only a specified font in Chrome

I find Georgia taxing, as it's become all the rage on too many websites in the last year or so. I've got custom stylesheets set up in Chrome to tweak a number of sites I like, but it becomes ...
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Changing a font's number form in PowerPoint

Some fonts, for example Corbel, include several number forms: lining figures where the numerals are the same height as a capital letter and old-style or text figures where the numerals have varying ...
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section headings happen to be the last line on a page - how to fix that?

I am using Word 2007 under Windows XP. Often, a section heading (styles like "Heading 2", Heading 3") happen to be the last line on a page. This looks very ugly and destroys the logical flow of a ...
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Edit SVG font using Inkscape

I opened an SVG font in Inkscape but I cant see any character editor. Is anyone able to explain how to open/modify a character path ?
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Prevent Word from making outer parentheses larger when using Equation Editor?

When writing a mathematical expression with nested parentheses in Word 2007 using the Equation command, Word often makes the outermost parentheses somewhat larger than other parentheses: The size ...
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Adding horizontal space as part of a Word Style

I'm a very reluctant user of Word who really would like to emulate the dark side (TeX) in every way possible. I have the description list almost sorted out (simulating the default settings of LaTeX), ...
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Kinetic Typography

Is there anyone that knows a not so expensive way (I don't want to purchase FinalCut or something alike) to create something like ... this: Fight Club or this: V for Vendetta or anything from here ...
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Microsoft Word: Why are some fonts bigger or smaller than others using the same point

The picture below depicts fonts that are all 14pt in MS Word. However, they all have different widths. Why is it that various fonts have different sizes in Microsoft word? Doesn't a "point" mean 1/72 ...
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OpenOffice: How to prevent text indentation on the very first paragraph?

My OpenOffice default paragraph style defines an indentation of 1.3em for the first line of every paragraph. Now, typographically more adequate would be, if the indentation would be 0 for the very ...
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Microsoft Word 2007: different spacing when certain style is preceding

Is it possible to prevent Word form adding spacing between heading styles only? For example, there is a Heading 2 style, which has a "Before spacing" of 12px, which looks fine when it follows a ...
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Best way to print across multiple pieces of paper?

My printer can only print on 8.5x11 sheets of paper and i'm looking to "blow up"/magnify a single word big enough that i can print it across maybe 6 pieces of paper and some how stitch them together. ...
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Kerning bug with Verdana in Firefox and Chrome at 15 pixels

I asked this question originally on stackoverflow, but it was suggested that it would be more relevant here: I noticed a kerning issue with Verdana at 15 pixels in Firefox and Chrome on Windows. In ...
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Proper way to typeset units in MS Word

I have to typeset a scientific paper in MS Word (2013). As a latex user I am used to typeset units with the siunitx package to get proper typesetting. What would be the correct way in word to do this? ...
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How can I turn kerning on by default in Powerpoint 2010?

I understand how to turn kerning on for individual blocks of text, or individual text boxes, in Powerpoint. However, it is off again by default on every new slide and every new text box. How can I ...
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How to use foreign type characters in photoshop?

I need to use Chinese characters in Photoshop CS for Windows 7. What do I need to set up to make this possible?
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How this letter changes from f to r in address bar

Recently while i was browsing at offensive security website at firefox ,the words 'offensive' appears to be oRensive at address bar,Kindly have a look at the below snapshot : Note at the address ...
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How do I know or detect font style versus artificial styling (typographic abomination?)?

Per a transcript from a tutorial on typography: In some programs ..., it's possible to artificially bold or italicize type. This creates an unsightly and obvious distortion of the shape of the ...
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GSUB table lookups not working in Fontforge

I'm making an Indic font and some letter combinations have to be replaced by conjuncts and so on. I've never designed a font requiring substitutions. I studied Kalinga font supplied with MS Windows ...