Tom Gewecke

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Feb
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Oct
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May
8
comment What are some useful keyboard language switchers that are designed to use with 3+ languages?
This may have already been answered at apple.stackexchange.com/questions/61250/…
May
6
comment Preview in OS X 10.8 (rMBP) is very slow if many lines are embedded in the PDF
Is Adobe Reader a lot faster?
May
5
comment Unicode HOT BEVERAGE (U+2615) in Google Chrome
Chrome should always display it regardless. Must be a bug they need to fix.
May
3
comment Can the Chinese trackpad handwriting input method be used with a graphics tablet?
PS All my searches seem to indicate there is no way to do it with a Wacom device, but if you know Chinese you might try the new Apple Chinese forums at discussionschinese.apple.com
May
3
comment Can the Chinese trackpad handwriting input method be used with a graphics tablet?
I think Apple's Chinese handwriting input only works with its own hardware. An alternative is at yale.edu/chinesemac/pages/input_methods.html#PenPower For Wacom, you probably need to ask them.
Apr
28
answered How can i change and customize the special characters on my keyboard?
Apr
20
answered How do I export a Keynote Presentation to PDF while embedding the font
Apr
20
comment How do I export a Keynote Presentation to PDF while embedding the font
I sent my test to my ipod and it displays exactly as it should, both in Mail and Adobe Reader and iBooks. What are you reading it with on your iphone?
Apr
20
comment How do I export a Keynote Presentation to PDF while embedding the font
I downloaded the font, made a keynote slide with it, export to pdf (best quality), and opened with Adobe Reader. File > Properties > Fonts says the doc has an embedded subset of Franchise Bold. Do you get a different result with Adobe Reader File > Properties?
Apr
20
comment How do I export a Keynote Presentation to PDF while embedding the font
Keynote pdf export normally does embed fonts, so if you can't do it with yours, probably the font is the problem. What is it? You may just have to use something else.
Apr
16
comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
You are correct, the glyphs have to be there somewhere, ideally with just a glyph id instead of a codepoint. It's quite possible to make your own font, but it seems like a daunting task for Arabic which has such a large number of table entries for required substitutions and ligatures. Fixing a few glyphs in an existing font would be relatively easy I think.
Apr
16
comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
@ismail No, Unicode Arabic text will be entirely in characters from the 0600/0700 range, and the OS does know exactly how to change the shapes according to the position and how to connect the forms (or not). That is how Arabic currently works on computers. The Presentation forms are only present in Unicode for compatibility with older standards used before Unicode. For more info there is unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.0.0/ch08.pdf
Apr
16
comment How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?
It's a minor point, but you should never find Unicode FEEB in correct unicode Arabic text. What you should see is Unicode 0647 which the OS should display in the proper form depending on its position.
Apr
12
comment Changing the default iOS dictionary from New Oxford American Dictionary(NOAD) to Oxford English Dictionary(OED)?
Are you not able to use the OED (or get it downloaded if you have never used it before), by typing a British English word in Notes with the English UK keyboard and selecting it and doing Define? That is how it is supposed to work, and that is how it works for me, no magic involved. Or are you saying you can indeed get the OED for Notes and iBooks, etc but not for every app? I don't know of any way to remove any of the reference dictionaries once you have them in iOS.
Apr
12
comment Changing the default iOS dictionary from New Oxford American Dictionary(NOAD) to Oxford English Dictionary(OED)?
Then your "answer" makes no sense, because it should be possible for the OP to get his OED by default by changing his keyboard. (Unfortunately it does not work on his device).
Apr
12
comment Changing the default iOS dictionary from New Oxford American Dictionary(NOAD) to Oxford English Dictionary(OED)?
How does your assertion square with the fact that on a properly working ipad like mine, you can get the OED instead of the NOAD on Apple apps by switching to the English (UK) keyboard and asking "Define" for a word spelled in the British manner? Same for German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese, with appropriate words and keyboard switches?
Apr
12
comment How can I make Text to Speech use different voices for different languages?
Hasn't the last part of your question been answered now?
Apr
11
revised Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook
add info clarifying the importance of price