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Thread poster: Lise Smidth

Lise Smidth  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 17:29
German to Danish
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Aug 1, 2002

Hi,



I\'m currently working on a translation of a scientific article from 19th century (about arachnids ... )

As you might guess I have the text only as a hardcopy and I would need a font (or some other solution) with special symbols used in the text - such as the symbols for male, female or a laterally reversed \"c\"



any suggestions are much appreciated

thanks in advance

lise



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I am very sorry to have posted this twice - server had a hung up



btw: already found the \"c\" - it\'s in the IPA-font - can be downloaded here: www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/fonts.htm

still need those other symbols though...

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-08-01 16:01 ]


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Female & Male Symbols Font Aug 1, 2002

A font for these symbols can be downloaded from

www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/fonts/

The same site has a lot of other weird and wonderful fonts so you may find any other symbols you want there too.

Hope this helps.


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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Insert symbol Aug 1, 2002

Hi,

Usually, MS Word has tons of symbol, but you\'ll have to browse. Go in \"Insert\" and \"Symbol\" and have a look in \"Symbol\", \"Windings\", \"webdings\". Depending of your edition, you might have more. In the hebrew fonts, I found one that looks like a revered c.



Good luck,

Nina


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Florence B  Identity Verified
France
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fonts Aug 1, 2002

try

http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/1557/fonts1.htm

usually a lot of connexions, and sometimes unavailable - but a lot of fantasy fonts.



If you want to make or modify your fonts yourself (that\'s what I do sometimes) there is \"fontCreator\" from www.high-logic.com

There is a free trial period of 30 days, then the price is only $50 (much cheaper than Fontographer.



Florence


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GertV  Identity Verified
Belgium
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male and female symbols Aug 1, 2002

I don\'t know which word processor you use. I know that in Word 2000 (and maybe in earlier versions too) it is relatively easy to \'conjure up\' the male and female symbols.

Just click \'Insert\' - \'Symbol\'. Choos the \'Times New Roman\' font and in the (very extensive) list of symbols, you will find the male and female symbols.



Is this of any help to you?


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
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Look in Bookshelf Symbol 3 Aug 1, 2002

for male/female.



Trudy


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Lise Smidth  Identity Verified
Austria
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thanks - wonderful to get so much help :-) Aug 2, 2002

I want to thank you all for your helpfulness.



I chose the font, that Jack suggested as it fits perfectly with Times New Roman.



You saved my day



Lise


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