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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000181Kolibri OS (trunk)Generalpublic2023-10-13 20:03
Reporterace_dent Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformAny x86 / Любой x86OSKolibriOSOS VersionSVN autobuilds
Product VersionSVN build / автосборка SVN 
Summary0000181: Refine some symbols in 8x16 font
DescriptionThe 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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SVN revision / ревизия SVN
Type of distribution / Тип дистрибутиваany / любой



2023-10-04 02:41

administrator   ~0000247

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/)[1] ˜ 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.


2023-10-04 08:34

developer   ~0000248

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).


2023-10-12 23:50

administrator   ~0000249

Okay, I spent some time reading the links I had provided. I agree that the new design is more correct.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
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