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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000181||Kolibri OS (trunk)||General||public||2023-10-03 00:28||2023-10-13 20:03|
|Platform||Any x86 / Любой x86||OS||KolibriOS||OS Version||SVN autobuilds|
|Product Version||SVN build / автосборка SVN|
|Summary||0000181: Refine some symbols in 8x16 font|
|Description||The built-in 'large' font (8x16) should change the following symbols:|
- Tilde `~` should be vertically centred relative to other glyphs (middle of a row height).
- Apostrophe `'` should be a straight, vertical mark with no left or right slant, so it may be used both to start and end quotes, etc.
These symbols follow conventional design in the smaller font.
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|Type of distribution / Тип дистрибутива||any / любой|
I checked on Wikipedia (not the best source but though), current shapes of both tilde and apostrophe are acceptable, aren't they?
The tilde (/ˈtɪldeɪ, -di, -də, ˈtɪld/) ˜ or ~ ...
The apostrophe (' or ’) ...
Are the shapes you are proposing your personal preference or you can justify these changes?
I personally don't insist on the current shapes. I just don't see why they are wrong or discouraged.
The current design matches historic DOS era usage.
Modern typography for those glyphs has changed, as extended characters are available:
- opening and closing single quotes (in place of an apostrophe).
- precomposed characters with a diacritic mark (in place of the tilde).
In fact, your wikipedia links illustrate this very well.
So the proposed change will match contemporary design and User expectation.
This design is already present in the smaller system font (shown in Asciivju).
||Okay, I spent some time reading the links I had provided. I agree that the new design is more correct.|
|2023-10-03 00:28||ace_dent||New Issue|
|2023-10-04 02:41||dunkaist||Note Added: 0000247|
|2023-10-04 03:28||dunkaist||Status||new => feedback|
|2023-10-04 08:34||ace_dent||Note Added: 0000248|
|2023-10-04 08:34||ace_dent||Status||feedback => new|
|2023-10-12 23:50||dunkaist||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2023-10-12 23:50||dunkaist||Note Added: 0000249|