#2 Add option for vertically centered tilde (~)

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2012-07-07
2012-05-19
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Top-centered tildes can be nice for some purposes but horrible for others. In particular, I come across stuff like ‘~>’ (which is supposed to look similar to ‘->’), and the top-alignment on the ~ character destroys it.

A patch for a centered tilde would be great in future versions.

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  • Dimitar Zhekov

    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-05-20

    Why not - most novadays fonts have centered ascii tilde.
    I'll check the patches and combine them in, say, tl1.diff.

     
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    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-05-20
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    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-06-06
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  • Dimitar Zhekov

    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-06-06

    Added, will be released with the next version as td1.diff. In sizes 18, 20 and 24, where exact cap-centering is impossible, it's 1 line down vs. patch's 1 line up. This is the more common form, and centered in the full height.

     
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    Anonymous - 2012-06-20

    So, how would an average user go about getting the version of the Terminus font that has the vertically-centered tilde?

     
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    Anonymous - 2012-06-20
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  • Dimitar Zhekov

    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-06-20

    1.1. *NIX: download the source package for 4.36, apply the pastebin patch 12..32 and install the font, as described in the README file.

    1.2. *NIX: wait for the next version and check if your OS/distro provides variants. If not, download the source, read the README, apply td1.diff and install the font.

    2. Windows: wait for the next version, run the installer and check "[ ] td1".

     
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    Anonymous - 2012-06-20

    When I said "average user," I meant I have no idea what diffs or patches are, or how to apply them. I got here by googling "Terminus center tilde" and was hoping for a font file for Ubuntu I could download.

     
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  • Dimitar Zhekov

    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-06-22

    I see. You'll get the centered tilde if (a) Ubuntu provides variants for terminus on installation, which is unlikely, or (b) the package maintainer applies all "1" patches, which results in the most common form for all characters - some distributions do that. In both cases, you'll have to wait for the next version to be released and packaged for Ubuntu.

     
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    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-07-07
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  • Dimitar Zhekov

    Dimitar Zhekov - 2012-07-07

    Added in 4.38.