Who designed this Jesus-y font that I see all over Christian printed material and churches? What is its significance? Its history?
The phenomenology / ontology of text: has anyone examined this issue directly in philosophical, literary and/or critical terms? [more inside]
I am looking for the best of the best OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software out in the market that can translate images ( through scanner) of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into editable text.
Get GeekTool to print in columns? [more inside]
Here's the deal: I've exhausted my neurons looking for some kind of answer to a mathematical symbol stumper. I'd love to know who invented, originated, or was the first individual to use the double-tilde (≈) as a means of expressing/denoting "approximately equal" in mathematics. I know that Robert-Recorde is supposed to have introduced the "equals" sign (=) in 1557. Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated. I await enlightenment.
I'd like to extract the text and images from a multi-page pdf to use on the web. [more inside]
There's only one person in the world that has trouble getting my text messages. [more inside]
SAS guru question: Is there an easy way to turn voluminous txt multi-page SAS reports generated with PROC REPORT back into a series "one observation per row" SAS tables? I know I can do it with a medium size Perl or Python script but I'm assuming someone must have dealt with this problem before, likely in SAS itself. [more inside]
I'm looking for a lightweight text editor that can easily be configured to work with LaTeX. [more inside]
What's the fastest and simplest way of extracting the URLs from a html file? [more inside]
How can I convert a text file with characters representing hexadecimal to binary in Ubuntu? [more inside]
What the deuce? Why can't I type in certain areas using XCode? [more inside]
Name. Tab. Phone number. This creates two columns. One for name and one for phone number, except--when someone has a really long name that goes past the tab setting and impinges on the phone number area. Is there some sort of tab setting that will make that long name wrap around, creating a second line within its own name area? For the record, I know I could use a table to do exactly this, but I'm reformatting a huge amount of text that is already laid out with tabs. Any advice for this poor sap who accepted the job? The text is in an InDesign document, but I can copy it to a word processor or anything that would do the trick. Thanks!
Need a book reader plugin for my website? [more inside]
I recently switched over to a plain text file as my to-do list; I can structure it the way I want, it is an absolute cinch to access in any one of a hundred zillion different ways, it's crossplatform, and so on. However, I am running into one methodology I can't figure out how to translate into the "plain text" world, and that is repeating tasks. [more inside]
How can I operate on individual articles from an RSS feed in Automator? [more inside]
I am using adobe acrobat pro 8. I have a basic text field in a simple form. How in the hell do I get a subscript character in there (I want put in the text "H2M DEVELOPMENT CO." with the "2" as subscript)? Is this something boneheadedly simple I am missing? I can do it in two seconds in any word processor...your help will be mos appreciated - thanks in advance!!!
Literary Darwinism: A relatively new field of evolutionary psychology / literary theory. What has recently been written in argument against it? [more inside]
Text-based chat room games? [more inside]
What is the best tool for doing subdocuments? [more inside]
Please recommend a solution for transcribing voice to text on my Mac. [more inside]
I have no clue what I am doing in Excel, so this is going to be a bit hard to explain, but hopefully somebody can help me here. I want to give Excel some text, and have it output a string. Let me explain. [more inside]
Firefox refuses to show the heart symbol (♥) correctly. It shows up as a straight, vertical line instead. Is there anything I can do to fix it? [more inside]
LCD vs Plasma displays for displaying text? What's the difference? [more inside]
I'm looking for a fuzzy text-matching algorithm for an autocomplete widget. [more inside]
Faster techniques for grabbing lines of a file and doing text manipulation and arithmetic via shell (or other) scripting? [more inside]
Can you send an email from your Nokia phone using your T-Mobile service? [more inside]
What are the alternatives to pandoc? I'm looking for tools that will allow me to maintain a large document in a simple plain text format such as markdown and compile it to PDF and HTML. [more inside]
Wave to Text? How can I convert .wav files to text free or cheap? Vonage charges $.25 (each) to convert voicemails to text then SMS them to me. I'd like to do it for free. [more inside]
How can I import PDF files as editable text in Microsoft OneNote? [more inside]
How do I set up a business in Canada that charges monthly fees (or per use) to send text messages to people? [more inside]
What's the best quality method for doing text to speech to mp3? [more inside]
MacFilter: The keyboard shortcut in Mail to make bold text doesn't work properly. [more inside]
I am in need of a server-side Linux or Unix-based software solution that will sort uploaded PDF files that can be PDF-native (that is, created in such a way that the text in the PDF is freely copyable), PDFs with embedded text over images (usually the result of a previous OCR job), and PDF-scanned, which are PDFs containing no text, only scanned images. The PDF-native files and PDFs with embedded text it will extract text from, the PDF-scanned files it will then OCR and export that text. [more inside]
Simple 3D and 3D Text Plug-ins or Apps? [more inside]
When I print from Word 2004 (Mac), the character spacing is slightly off, but definitely noticeable. Random letters in random words will be closer or further apart than other letters. This happens when I print to a PDF or physically print a document, but not in the regular Word display. What's going on? [more inside]
Optimal web browsing with a high resolution (1920x1200) display? [more inside]
Is there a plugin/extension/script for Firefox that automatically resizes text columns to make them a comfortable width to read? [more inside]
I'm looking for a file browsing and HTML- and media-viewing interface that can be set up on a Mac OS X machine locally and accessed through a web browser. Remote access not necessary; I'm just looking for a local interface. [more inside]
How can I post to my textpattern blog via twitter? [more inside]
Does anyone know the incoming syntax/format for Primus Canada's cell incoming text messaging addresses? [more inside]
What is the name of the website that allows you to upload mp3's to its site, converts them to ringtone format, and then text messages them to your phone for free (after a delay) or immediately (for a donation)?
Rumi poems online -- with both the original text and the English translation -- that would tell me how to speak his original texts? I would need either English transliterations (spelling in western alphabet of his original texts, with some way to know which syllable to accent) or an audio file of someone speaking them. Does this exist?
Is there a Windows screensaver that animates text of inspirational quotes (allows me to add my own quotes)? [more inside]
Soon I will be able to get a new cell phone on my contract with Verizon. My current phone, a Samsung A930 is a clamshell style, and it doesn't display whether or not I have a text message when it's shut. Are there any phones out there of the clamshell design that display a small envelope or other symbol on the external display? [more inside]
I'm writing a letter to the adult children of a poet who died in the 90s, asking them for permission to use their mother's writing as part of a creative project I'm doing (experimental audio/video). [more inside]
What non-letter character sets would translate well into tattoos? [more inside]
Some web pages with a lot of text seem to load slowly, even over broadband, and especially when compared to the bandwidth streaming video uses, I don't understand why. Can somebody explain? (Warning: Those links load slowly.)
How do I make the outside text flow around a text box in Microsoft Word? Right now the text box is sitting on top of the text it's supposed to accompany. I know this is a waste of a question, but I'm in a rush and need to do this today.