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Latest comment: 14 years ago by Tgr in topic Italic

Suggestions for Improvements


For the Hebrew Wikipedia i would just leave B and I.


  • Slanted (italic) fonts are rarely used in Hebrew books. Because of this the Hebrew Wikipedia style guide discourages the use of italics for Hebrew words. It is sometimes used for names in Latin letters that appear in Hebrew articles.
  • Hebrew-speaking computer users are familiar enough with B and I from word processors.
  • The Hebrew letters that stand for bold (בולט) and slanted (נטוי) are different, but actually rather similar in shape. A good graphics designer (i.e. not me) can make them look distinct, but because of the above points i don't think that it's worth the effort. --Amir E. Aharoni 22:23, 16 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Final image size 22px or 14px?

The instructions in the tutorial say to reduce the size to 14px. However, the uploaded icons are of 22px. Should we add 4px padding around the glyph? —Veeven 02:11, 18 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Excactly. The letter itself should be 14px - but at the end of the process you add some white space around it to get a png-file which is 22*22px.--Juxn 18:02, 18 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Sorry for this confusion. I have no idea why and when the line that said "change convas size to 22*22px" disappeared. I think this happend cause we had two version of this page for a while.-- 21:52, 20 February 2010 (UTC)--Juxn 21:52, 20 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Actually, the original icons are 20px. --Tgr 00:13, 23 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Cyrillic typeface

Cyrillic and Latin typefaces of Droid Serif differ dramatically. Try w:Ka (Cyrillic) and w:K. --Александр Сигачёв 20:29, 2 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

hmm...what do you mean? The russian bold icon looks good to me. Let me know if I can help with any graphical stuff.--Juxn 19:53, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Problems with Gimp

There is no Script Foo menu. Is there anything wrong? If you respond, please notify me on my enwiki talkpage. NerdyScienceDude 01:30, 14 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

You can use the Layer menu instead. --Tgr 00:24, 23 June 2010 (UTC)Reply


If Inkscape gives you problems with italic or bold (I couldn't get it to make the letter italic, no matter what), just enter the letter as normal, save, exit, open the file with a text editor, find the part that says <text ... towards the end, then style="..." a few lines below, and insert ;font-style:italic for italic or ;font-weight:bold for bold, just before the closing " mark. Then reopen the file in Inkscape and proceed. --Tgr 00:29, 23 June 2010 (UTC)Reply