Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Formats > Workshop

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
crutledge
eBook FANatic
crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
crutledge's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,894
Karma: 13575467
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alabama, USA
Device: HP ipac RX5915 Wife's Kindle
Alphabet for DropCaps

I'm looking for a simple graphics alphabet (to include punctuation ???) to use as DropCaps.

Can anyone point me at a set?

It would be very nice if it were free.

Charlie
crutledge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
RbnJrg
Evangelist
RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 488
Karma: 318996
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rosario - Santa Fe - Argentina
Device: Kindle 4 NT
Quote:
Originally Posted by crutledge View Post
I'm looking for a simple graphics alphabet (to include punctuation ???) to use as DropCaps.

Can anyone point me at a set?

It would be very nice if it were free.

Charlie
In this page:

http://www.picgifs.com/alphabets/

you could find many graphic motives.
RbnJrg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
theducks
Grand Sorcerer
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,268
Karma: 6022733
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2, Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT
Quote:
Originally Posted by crutledge View Post
I'm looking for a simple graphics alphabet (to include punctuation ???) to use as DropCaps.

Can anyone point me at a set?

It would be very nice if it were free.

Charlie
http://www.google.com/fonts/

You can download (If they were for [/I]web pages, you could link them) most of these for free and embed them.

I have used quite a few for my own use
theducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
RbnJrg
Evangelist
RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 488
Karma: 318996
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rosario - Santa Fe - Argentina
Device: Kindle 4 NT
Quote:
Originally Posted by theducks View Post
http://www.google.com/fonts/

You can download (If they were for [/I]web pages, you could link them) most of these for free and embed them.

I have used quite a few for my own use
It seems to me that Charlie is not looking for Drop Caps fonts but images.
RbnJrg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
Hitch
Bookmaker & Cat Slave
Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Hitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Hitch's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,669
Karma: 15346071
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Device: Kindle2, iPad, KindleFire and NookColor
Quote:
Originally Posted by RbnJrg View Post
It seems to me that Charlie is not looking for Drop Caps fonts but images.
I know that this is obvious, and thus doesn't need saying, (which means, of course, WHY is she saying it?), but...using images, as coolio as that is visually, bloody screws with search. Just sayin'.

Charlie, can you give us an idea as to "flavor?" Western, kids' blocks, calligraphic...anything?

Hitch
Hitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 05:13 AM   #6
Toxaris
Wizard
Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Toxaris's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,183
Karma: 7180223
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
Perhaps here are some nice ones for you:
http://moorstation.org/typoasis/desi...wels/index.htm
Toxaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 06:37 AM   #7
crutledge
eBook FANatic
crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
crutledge's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,894
Karma: 13575467
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alabama, USA
Device: HP ipac RX5915 Wife's Kindle
Got to be careful what you ask for

Quote:
Originally Posted by RbnJrg View Post
It seems to me that Charlie is not looking for Drop Caps fonts but images.
RbnJrg is correct. I was not very clear.

I looking for A.jpg, B.jpg, etc. Not really fancy but simple, plain.
crutledge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #8
mrmikel
Color me gone
mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mrmikel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,086
Karma: 1444487
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Oregon Coast
Device: PRS-300
Can you get around search problems with the image alt text for the whole word? Do the machines use it in their search?
mrmikel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
RbnJrg
Evangelist
RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 488
Karma: 318996
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rosario - Santa Fe - Argentina
Device: Kindle 4 NT
Quote:
Originally Posted by crutledge View Post
RbnJrg is correct. I was not very clear.

I looking for A.jpg, B.jpg, etc. Not really fancy but simple, plain.
In that case, the simpler way is to convert font glyphs into svg images. With Inkscape you can do that in 30 minutes (the whole alphabet plus punctuation signs). And svg images are better than jpg ones (for this purpose).
RbnJrg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 12:01 PM   #10
Doitsu
Wizard
Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Doitsu's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,131
Karma: 4938208
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle PW2
Quote:
Originally Posted by RbnJrg View Post
In that case, the simpler way is to convert font glyphs into svg images. With Inkscape you can do that in 30 minutes (the whole alphabet plus punctuation signs).
If it doesn't have to be .svg images, you can also use BabelMap, which will automatically export all glyphs of a font as .bmp, .jpg, .png. or .gif files in a couple of seconds, if you only export Basic Latin uppercase glyphs (0041-005A).

Fonts > Export Font Glyphs > Code Points: 0041 to 005A
Doitsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #11
RbnJrg
Evangelist
RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RbnJrg ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 488
Karma: 318996
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rosario - Santa Fe - Argentina
Device: Kindle 4 NT
If you can live with .jpg, .gif, .png, etc. images, then the advice of Doitsu is perfect. But if you want to use svg images, then you don't need to use Inkscape as I said before; things are still easier You only need to write svg images in Sigil (all images will be the same, only will change in the letter you will use there). I give you an example:

SVG for letter A:

Code:
<svg 
   xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
   xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#"
   xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
   xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
   xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
   version="1.1"
   width="100"
   height="100">
  <text x="50" y="100" text-anchor="middle" fill="black" style="font-size: 100px; font-weight: bold">A</text>
</svg>
Using the svg in the ebook:

Code:
<p><img class="DropImage" alt="Image1" src="../Images/Image1.svg" /> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla ac tellus nunc....</p>
And the stylesheet is:

Code:
p {
    text-align: justify;
}

.DropImage {
    float: left;
    margin: -12px 5px 0 0;
}
Here is like is looks in Sigil:

Click image for larger version

Name:	Sigil1.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	197.7 KB
ID:	116133

Here is as looks in ADE:

Click image for larger version

Name:	ADE1.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	113.3 KB
ID:	116134

Below you can see the respective ePub. Of course, you can change the size, the color, etc. for each drop cap (you can use all the posibilities of the svg text).

Regards
Rubén
Attached Files
File Type: epub SVG DropCap.epub (2.9 KB, 30 views)
RbnJrg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 38,537
Karma: 19637653
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 1, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by crutledge View Post
RbnJrg is correct. I was not very clear.

I looking for A.jpg, B.jpg, etc. Not really fancy but simple, plain.
There are problems with using graphics instead of an actual font. You screw with searching and the graphic doesn't size when you change the font size. Better off finding a font with caps that are sort of what you want.

Portculliard Initials is such a font. Give it a look.
http://moorstation.org/typoasis/desi...wels/index.htm

Also have a look over here.
http://fontgarden.com/c/3/initial_caps_free_fonts

Last edited by JSWolf; 12-03-2013 at 12:45 PM.
JSWolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #13
crutledge
eBook FANatic
crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crutledge ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
crutledge's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,894
Karma: 13575467
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alabama, USA
Device: HP ipac RX5915 Wife's Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doitsu View Post
If it doesn't have to be .svg images, you can also use BabelMap, which will automatically export all glyphs of a font as .bmp, .jpg, .png. or .gif files in a couple of seconds, if you only export Basic Latin uppercase glyphs (0041-005A).

Fonts > Export Font Glyphs > Code Points: 0041 to 005A
@Doitsu,
A very nice tool. I'm still experimenting with but it seems to work fine despite my lack of knowledge.

Now for the really dumb question!!

Is there a tutorial for using these gylphs as the first character in a paragraph?
crutledge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #14
DaleDe
Grand Sorcerer
DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DaleDe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DaleDe's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,782
Karma: 5137308
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Device: EB 1150, EZ Reader, Literati, iPad 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by crutledge View Post
@Doitsu,
A very nice tool. I'm still experimenting with but it seems to work fine despite my lack of knowledge.

Now for the really dumb question!!

Is there a tutorial for using these gylphs as the first character in a paragraph?
the same method as it shown earlier for the SVG example will work for bitmaps as well. Just call the image with a css set to left and let the text wrap around it. It is also possible to just increase the font size and let it drop if you don't want fancy characters, no image required.

Dale
DaleDe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #15
Doitsu
Wizard
Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Doitsu ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Doitsu's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,131
Karma: 4938208
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle PW2
Quote:
Originally Posted by crutledge View Post
Is there a tutorial for using these gylphs as the first character in a paragraph?
There are many websites with CSS dropcaps tutorials, for example, this one. However, this method is rather labor intensive, since you'll most likely have to adjust the values for each letter image.

Most ePub designers simply embed special dropcap fonts and apply them to the first letter of a chapter via CSS. If you search the epub forum you'll find many ready-made CSS examples that you can copy and paste.

One good example, is Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat, which uses both images and embedded fonts as dropcaps.
Doitsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AZW3 and dropcaps Jeff L Conversion 9 01-21-2013 10:12 PM
Dropcaps code wanted JSWolf ePub 22 09-19-2012 03:31 AM
CSS / dropcaps Oldpilot Sigil 49 09-17-2012 10:44 AM
Seriously thoughtful The Alphabet GeoffC Lounge 4 08-19-2011 05:33 PM
Dropcaps example in User Manual FAQ jackie_w Calibre 7 10-28-2009 07:52 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.