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1.0 Introduction | 2.0 Latin Text and Display | 3.0 Latin Hand Written
4.0 Latin Decorative | 5.0 Latin Pictoral | 6.0 Summary of Variables
7.0 Calculated Variables | 8.0 PANOSE Submission Form
9.0 PANOSE Classification Sheet

5.0 Latin Pictorial

5.1 Family Kind

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No Fit
2-Latin Text
3-Latin Hand Written
4-Latin Decorative
5-Latin Symbol

Description

Latin Symbol is where all the nonalphabetic fonts reside. These are fonts that can be loaded like normal text fonts, but do not contain readable characters. Dingbats and specialized symbol fonts are two examples.

5.2 Kind

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No Fit
2-Montages
3-Pictures
4-Shapes
5-Scientific
6-Music
7-Expert
8-Patterns
9-Boarders
10-Icons
11-Logos
12-Industry specific

Description

Montages are symbol sets in which no single type of symbol is more that 50% of the total set. Picture sets are made up of pictures like hands, feet, religious symbols, hardware, flowers, buildings, clocks etc. Shape sets are made up of abstract shapes like arrows, boxes, squares, dots, stars, etc. Scientific sets contains specialized scientific symbols like math Greek letters, differential segments, etc. Music sets contain notes and specialized music symbols like clefs, sharps, flats, trills, etc. Expert sets are extensions to text fonts containing groups of specialized ligatures, groups of small caps, etc. Pattern sets contain line fill symbols, textures, etc. Boarder sets contain various kinds of simple or fancy boarder sections and corners. Icon sets contain block illustrations, symbolic shapes, etc. Logo sets contain copyrighted logos, registered artwork, etc. Industry Specific sets contain symbols specific to different fields, like medicine, law, engineering, etc.

Montages are the most common type of symbol set. The categories used to determine whether any one symbol type is dominant are the following:

Arrows
Fraktur Characters
Mathematical Set Operators
Mathematical Symbol Parts (large integral, etc.)
Other Mathematical Equation Operators
Zodiac Symbols
Card Suit Symbols
Exaggerated Numbers
Exaggerated Letters
Exaggerated Punctuations
Circled Characters
Currency Symbols
Special Ligatures
Ornaments
Border Art
Boxes
Xes
Dots
Stars
Faces
Hands
Religious Symbols
Miscellaneous

5.3 Weight

Sub-digits

1-No Fit

Description

The Weight digit is required by the PANOSE engine, but is not meaningful for symbol faces, so it is always set to 1.

5.4 Spacing

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No fit
2-Proportional Spaced
3-Monospaced

Description

This digit allows monospaced and proportional symbols to be distinguished.

5.5 Aspect ratio & contrast

Sub-digits

1-No Fit

Description

The Aspect Ratio & Composite digits is required by the PANOSE engine, but are not meaningful for symbol faces, so they are combined into this digit and always set to 1.

5.6 Aspect ratio of character 94

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No Fit
2-No Width
3-Exceptionally Wide
4-Super Wide
5-Very Wide
6-Wide
7-Normal
8-Narrow
9-Very Narrow

Description

The Aspect Ratio is taken to be the height of character 94 divided by the black width. Character 94 was chosen to be in the Lower ASCII range and thus usually used.

Calculated Variable

Ratio = Height / Black Width

Classification

  • 0-Any
  • 1-No fit
  • 2-No Width there is no character 94
  • 3-Exceptionally Wide Ratio < 0.40
  • 4-Super Wide 0.40 < Ratio < 0.60
  • 5-Very Wide 0.60 < Ratio < 0.80
  • 6-Wide 0.80 < Ratio < 0.93
  • 7-Normal 0.93 < Ratio < 1.10
  • 8-Narrow 1.10 < Ratio < 1.40
  • 9-Very Narrow Ratio > 1.40

Examples

Figure 28 - Aspect Ratio Calculations

Panose font example
Panose font example
Panose font example

5.7 Aspect ratio of character 119

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No Fit
2-No Width
3-Exceptionally Wide
4-Super Wide
5-Very Wide
6-Wide
7-Normal
8-Narrow
9-Very Narrow

Description

The Aspect Ratio is taken to be the height of character 119 divided by the black width. Character 119 was chosen to be in the Lower ASCII range and thus usually used.

Calculated Variable

Ratio = Height / Black Width

Classification

  • 0-Any
  • 1-No fit
  • 2-No Width there is no character 119
  • 3-Exceptionally Wide 0 < Ratio < 0.40
  • 4-Super Wide 0.40 < Ratio < 0.60
  • 5-Very Wide 0.60 < Ratio < 0.80
  • 6-Wide 0.80 < Ratio < 0.93
  • 7-Normal 0.93 < Ratio < 1.10
  • 8-Narrow 1.10 < Ratio < 1.40
  • 9-Very Narrow Ratio > 1.40

5.8 Aspect ratio of character 157

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No Fit
2-No Width
3-Exceptionally Wide
4-Super Wide
5-Very Wide
6-Wide
7-Normal
8-Narrow
9-Very Narrow

Description

The Aspect Ratio is taken to be the height of character 157 divided by the black width. Character 157 was chosen because it lies in the printer control area of the standard ASCII table and is thus often not used.

Calculated Variable

Ratio = Height / Black Width

Classification

  • 0-Any
  • 1-No fit
  • 2-No Widththere is no character 157
  • 3-Exceptionally WideRatio < 0.40
  • 4-Super Wide0.40 < Ratio < 0.60
  • 5-Very Wide0.60 < Ratio < 0.80
  • 6-Wide0.80 < Ratio < 0.93
  • 7-Normal0.93 < Ratio < 1.10
  • 8-Narrow1.10 < Ratio < 1.40
  • 9-Very NarrowRatio > 1.40

5.9 Aspect ratio of character 163

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No Fit
2-No Width
3-Exceptionally Wide
4-Super Wide
5-Very Wide
6-Wide
7-Normal
8-Narrow
9-Very Narrow

Description

The Aspect Ratio is taken to be the height of character 163 divided by the black width. Character 163 was chosen to be in the Upper ASCII (8-bit ASCII) range and thus will likely be used only in an extended symbol set.

Calculated Variable

Ratio = Height / Black Width

Classification

  • 0-Any
  • 1-No fit
  • 2-No Width there is no character 163
  • 3-Exceptionally Wide 0 < Ratio < 0.40
  • 4-Super Wide 0.40 < Ratio < 0.60
  • 5-Very Wide 0.60 < Ratio < 0.80
  • 6-Wide 0.80 < Ratio < 0.93
  • 7-Normal 0.93 < Ratio < 1.10
  • 8-Narrow 1.10 < Ratio < 1.40
  • 9-Very Narrow Ratio > 1.40

5.10 Aspect ratio of character 211

Sub-digits

0-Any
1-No Fit
2-No Width
3-Exceptionally Wide
4-Super Wide
5-Very Wide
6-Wide
7-Normal
8-Narrow
9-Very Narrow

Description

The Aspect Ratio is taken to be the height of character 211 divided by the black width. Character 211 was chosen to be in the Upper ASCII (8-bit ASCII) range and thus will likely be used only in an extended symbol set.

Calculated Variable

Ratio = Height / Black Width

Classification

  • 0-Any
  • 1-No fit
  • 2-No Width there is no character 211
  • 3-Exceptionally Wide 0 < Ratio < 0.40
  • 4-Super Wide 0.40 < Ratio < 0.60
  • 5-Very Wide 0.60 < Ratio < 0.80
  • 6-Wide 0.80 < Ratio < 0.93
  • 7-Normal 0.93 < Ratio < 1.10
  • 8-Narrow 1.10 < Ratio < 1.40
  • 9-Very Narrow Ratio > 1.40

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