• Reference Guide

Character Format

This tool window is used to display and modify character format. It is invoked by the Format|Character Format menu command. It is available when you are working with a rich text editor or with a line editor provided that formatting of the edited text is permitted in the line editor.
Character style. The remaining settings in the window are used to modify basic formatting determined by the style. The list of styles can be modified by the Text Formatting Styles command in the Settings menu.
If you select the Hyperlink style, a new field labeled Link appears under the Style field, in which you can specify the target of the link (e.g. http://www.diotima.eu). When you click on a text with this format, the target is displayed. (An internet page in this case.)
Font size in points.
Bold font.
ALL LETTERS are displayed in upper case, regardless of whether they were typed in upper or lower case.
Small Caps
Lower case letters (minuscules) are displayed as upper case letters (majuscules), but smaller.
Underline. Underline appearance is determined by the Underline style item.
Strikethrough characters.
The text will not be printed. Hidden text is used to identify Enkidu language commands.
Text color
Text color specified by the color editor.
Background color
Background color specified by the color editor.
Underline style
The fashion in which underlining is displayed. Not all available styles are displayed adequately. The selection includes all types supported by the RTF format for compatibility reasons.
Language of the given text. For the time being Sfairadora does not use this piece of information, however, it is transferred to RTF. Other text editors may use it for spell-checking.
Code page
Text encoding. If the code page is changed, the affected text is not recoded; on the contrary, existing codes are reinterpreted in the selected code page. This allows you to correct text encoding if special (Central European) characters are incorrectly displayed.
Vertical shift
Lowers or raises text with respect to the base line. Positive values shift the text upwards, negative values shift the text downwards, and zero value is the default position on the base line.
Character pitch
Expands or condenses characters. Positive values expand the spaces between characters, negative values condense them, and zero represents standards spacing.
Name of the built-in tool: char_format_tool