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Diacritics: Part 3

The previous post in this series deals with round and symmetrical forms including the dot, umlaut, ring, breve, and macron ( ˙ ¨ ˚ ˘ ¯ ). Here in Part 3 I'll cover marks that appear below the letter, including the comma, cedilla, and ogonek (  ̦ ¸ ˛ ). I'll also throw in the slash and tilde (  ̷ ˜ ), because they're the only [...]

2018-06-12T10:20:55+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Diacritics: Part 2

Part 1 of this Diacritics series covers the acute, double acute, grave, circumflex, and caron ( ´ ˝ ` ˆ ˇ ). These marks are the ones that are built with diagonal strokes and asymmetric forms. This post, Part 2, deals with round and symmetrical forms including the dot, umlaut, ring, breve, and macron ( ˙ ¨ ˚ ˘ ¯ ). Perky Little Dot I [...]

2018-06-07T12:55:00+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Diacritics: Part 1

The previous series of posts focused on mathematic symbols, with the last post covering four Greek derived math symbols: Δ ∑ ∏ π (delta, sum, product, and pi). This three part series discusses most (but not all) Latin–based diacritics. This post covers the acute, double acute, grave, circumflex, and caron ( ´ ˝ ` ˆ ˇ ). These marks are the ones that are built [...]

2018-06-07T12:54:08+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Mathematic Symbols
Part 4: Greek

Part 3 of this series was about the radical, integral, partial derivative, and infinity signs (√ ∫ ∂ ∞). This final math symbols post, Part 4, covers four Greek derived math symbols: Δ ∑ ∏ π (delta, sum, product, and pi). The only constant is Change The uppercase Greek delta symbol (Δ) is used in mathematics to denote a change or difference. Delta, being an [...]

2018-04-10T10:40:18+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , , |

Mathematic Symbols Part 3:
Radical Calculus

The last post, Part 2, includes comparative symbols, degree, percent, and fraction slash: > < ≤ ≥ ° % and ⁄. This time, in Part 3, I'm covering the radical, integral, partial derivative, and infinity signs (√ ∫ ∂ ∞). Radical The radical ( √ ) is basically a check mark. It has a funny little bit hanging off the top (left) end of the [...]

2018-02-13T10:35:35+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Mathematic Symbols Part 2:
Comparison and Fraction

Part 1 of this series had the basic math glyphs (addition, subtraction, etc.) and some comparative symbols (equal, not equal, approximately equal): + − ± × ÷ = ≠ and ≈. This post, Part 2, includes some more comparative symbols, degree, percent, and fraction slash: > < ≤ ≥ ° % and ⁄. Squinty Eyes >< ≥≤ The greater than (>) and less than (<) [...]

2018-02-02T12:23:17+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Mathematic Symbols
Part 1: Basic Math

The last series of posts focused on punctuation, with the previous post covering slashes, bars, and brackets. This four part series covers mathematic symbols. It will be fairly limited, since protest posters don't typically use a wealth of mathematic glyphs. However, it will have more than I originally anticipated, since US protests in early 2017 in defence of science and fact featured a wealth of [...]

2018-04-10T14:24:33+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Punctuation Part 5:
Tall & Thin

The last post, Part 4 of this series, focused on quotes, including the ' ‘ ’ ‚ “ ” „ ′ ″ ‹ › « and » glyphs. In this post I'm covering the more or less vertical punctuation, / \ | ¦ ( ) [ ] { and }. All of these glyphs have thinner strokes than the alphabetic glyphs. These glyphs generally align [...]

2018-01-16T14:28:38+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , , |

Punctuation
Part 4: Quotes

Part 3 of this punctuation series covered . , ; : ! ¡ ? ¿ … and • (but unfortunately not ‽—the interrobang). I'm back into the swing of things with Part 4, which focuses on quotes. This includes ' ‘ ’ ‚ “ ” „ ′ ″ ‹ › « and » glyphs. Comma errata In the last post I noted that the tail [...]

2018-01-16T14:31:05+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Punctuation
Part 3: Dots

Previously, Part 2 of this punctuation series covered # ‐ – — _ and *. While that post dealt primarily with horizontal lines, this post focuses on dots. This includes . , ; : ! ¡ ? ¿ … and • but unfortunately not ‽ (the interrobang). I quickly realized that I wasn't going to be able to design an interrobang that coordinated well with [...]

2018-01-16T14:31:40+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |