Re: Keys font

Subject: Re: Keys font
From: Averil Strauss <averil -at- LEGENDCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 12:24:41 -0400

> I just returned from a documentation seminar in which a "keys" font
> was referenced in the training manual. This is a font which allows for
> representation of a key to be pressed, such as Enter, Return or Tab,
> by enclosing the word in a shaded box. I don't have such a font in my
> package (I use Frame mostly) and was wondering if it's something that
> can be bought, and if so from where, or if it's something that can be
> created in Frame using paragraph formatting.


Been meaning to check what we use...

The font has been around since '92 so I had forgotten. We took Adobe's
LetterGothic and wrote a subsidiary keycap font that wraps a box arround the
appropriate letters. Of course you have to reencode LetterGothic to access
some of the normally inaccessible characters, but all the DOS screen
character set is in there, even if hidden.

Also, since LetterGothic is another monospaced font, it's great for DOS-type
tables or financial stuff. We supply a reencoding program with our DOS
screen capture utility, EPScreen. By using them together, you can have nice
looking screen captures for DOS that only take up 2K, 10K for color. Of
course, not much new work is done in DOS any more, but we wrote it years ago...




Averil
Legend Communications, Inc.
Makers of PostScript and Imposition Software
http://www.legendcomm.com

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