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kickdata.wmf (4772 bytes)Show me the FinnAPL Idiom Library star.gif (512 bytes). [PDF]

Give me the Dynamic FinnAPL Idiom Library (Dyalog ws).

The idiom library has been designated a Cool Site in the Netscape Open Directory
Computers/Programming/Languages/APL category at
http://dmoz.org/Computers/Programming/Languages/APL/

"This library is absolutely critical for any serious APL user. This has been a famous collection of code for many years. The "cool award" has been given based on the importance of this code collection to APLers everywhere."

If you don't see any APL-characters, set fixed font to Dyalog Std.
If you don't have the font, it can be downloaded from Dyalog's pages.

Idioms and Mac

Author: David Pennell, Audiotex Prog/Op

A true-type font for Dyalog Std can be found at http://www.dyalog.com/documentation_library.htm which can be converted using TTConverter, obtainable at http://www.signaturefactory.com/tt-converter-15.hqx. The .FON fonts do seem to be convertible for XWindows, including Linux, contrary to what I thought previously. There is, however, no known method of converting a .FON to anything you can use on a Macintosh, whereas IBM PC fonts that are TrueType fonts are easily converted.

Another point - when I wanted to view the Idiom Library in Netscape Navigator 4.04, I had to set *both* Fixed and Variable fonts to Dyalog Std.

I found one other problem with the Dyalog font as I translated it using TTConverter - about 10 characters including some of the APL symbols such as domino and quote-quad did not translate for some reason (came out as []) and a fair amount of guessing + font building is in order. It seems like mostly overstrike characters were missing, but most of the overstrike characters did survive conversion.

 


Last modified: 15.02.2013