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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3620 on: November 17, 2020, 12:18:30 AM »
Is "&," a variant of the Oxford comma? It also looks ridiculous... I understand that one tends to avoid commas. Instead of spaces I have seen dots placed roughly where the upper dot of a colon would be as dividers. I had not realized that they were that frequent and don't know if there is a typographic term for them but it looks much better than the Simax cover.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3621 on: November 17, 2020, 04:01:35 AM »
Is "&," a variant of the Oxford comma? It also looks ridiculous... I understand that one tends to avoid commas. Instead of spaces I have seen dots placed roughly where the upper dot of a colon would be as dividers. I had not realized that they were that frequent and don't know if there is a typographic term for them but it looks much better than the Simax cover.


The typographic term is "bullet" or "bullet point".
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3623 on: November 17, 2020, 04:49:32 AM »
What's is the OPTION key?

Hi premont,

On your Mac keyboard, it's on the bottom row and is two to the left of the spacebar (between the control and the command keys).  So, for example, if you simultaneously hit the option and the o key you get this:  ø or if you simultaneously do the shift and option keys (easiest with your left hand) and o (with your right hand), you get this: Ø

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p.s. Some time ago, I experimented with adding other language keyboards onto my Mac:  useful, but makes for very slow typing as now some of the keys are in different places.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3624 on: November 17, 2020, 05:23:47 AM »
Hi premont,

On your Mac keyboard, it's on the bottom row and is two to the left of the spacebar (between the control and the command keys).  So, for example, if you simultaneously hit the option and the o key you get this:  ø or if you simultaneously do the shift and option keys (easiest with your left hand) and o (with your right hand), you get this:

Thanks,  BTW I do not use Mac but PC. And it seems as if there is no option key on my keyboard, label Advent.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3625 on: November 17, 2020, 06:33:29 AM »
Thanks,  BTW I do not use Mac but PC. And it seems as if there is no option key on my keyboard, label Advent.
Ah, the link brought me to Mac instructions, so I wrongly assumed that that was what you had.  If you scroll up on that original link, you will see instructions for Windows (top right) that you can click on.  Hope that this helps!  :)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3626 on: November 17, 2020, 06:39:01 AM »
Thanks,  BTW I do not use Mac but PC. And it seems as if there is no option key on my keyboard, label Advent.

On a PC keyboard there is Alt Gr immediately to the right of the space bar. This gives you 'third choice' options on a key - some of these are displayed on the key. My keyboard only has € (euro) visible(ie. marked on the '4' key) but others show up when Alt Gr is pressed - eg. é, á . As far as I can tell there is no way of finding out other than by trial and error.

If I can bothered I cut and paste from  a document I have saved with foreign words in it that I prepared with Office.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3627 on: November 17, 2020, 06:44:51 AM »
Thanks PD and Biffo for your help, it seems as if the options can be found.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3628 on: November 18, 2020, 03:24:32 AM »
On a PC keyboard there is Alt Gr immediately to the right of the space bar. This gives you 'third choice' options on a key - some of these are displayed on the key. My keyboard only has € (euro) visible(ie. marked on the '4' key) but others show up when Alt Gr is pressed - eg. é, á . As far as I can tell there is no way of finding out other than by trial and error.

If I can bothered I cut and paste from  a document I have saved with foreign words in it that I prepared with Office.

There's also Windows Character Map. You can choose Character Set: Windows Western for diacriticals in Western European languages, but use Character Set: Unicode for more options (ů, ő, č, etc. as well as characters from other alphabets).
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3629 on: November 18, 2020, 04:00:21 AM »
There's also Windows Character Map. You can choose Character Set: Windows Western for diacriticals in Western European languages, but use Character Set: Unicode for more options (ů, ő, č, etc. as well as characters from other alphabets).

Thanks for the info, will have to explore the options a bit more.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3630 on: November 19, 2020, 04:00:45 AM »
Thanks for the info, will have to explore the options a bit more.

Here's another option: If I'm feeling really lazy, I'll just google "Dvorak", then copy and paste "Antonín Dvořák" from the results page.  :)
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3631 on: November 19, 2020, 04:09:16 AM »
Here's another option: If I'm feeling really lazy, I'll just google "Dvorak", then copy and paste "Antonín Dvořák" from the results page.  :)
I've done that one before too--good suggestion!  I like the idea of having a text/word document with often used words, phrases or names in other languages.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3632 on: November 19, 2020, 04:28:25 AM »
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3636 on: December 01, 2020, 01:59:02 PM »
I like it!  ;D

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