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GlyphWiki:FAQ

字形維基(GlyphWiki), 自由的字形數據庫
2008年12月17日(星期三) 12:29; jeroen (對話) 的 @2版
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This document is a direct translation of the September 7th, 2008 revision of the Japanese original at (GlyphWiki:よくある質問).

I want to register a new glyph. How should I proceed?

Firstly, carefully consider the name of the glyph you want to. It may already exist within GlyphWiki, so please use the search field in the menu on the left to confirm that it has not been registered yet. If no entry exists with this name, the name you entered will appear as a red hyperlink right after the “You searched for:” message. Click this link to start editing the new entry. If a gray link appears, the name you have entered cannot be used, please be sure to read the “Naming new glyphs” article (GlyphWiki:GlyphNaming), and try altering the name you want to use.

What exactly is a “glyph”?

Within GlyhpWiki the term glyph is used to indicate an individual kanji character's specific shape. The term font when used in the context of GlyphWiki, refers to a group of characters (such as the collection of the 7000 odd characters specified in the JIS kanji set) or its TrueType font file. At GlyphWiki, data is managed on a per-character shape (glyph) basis. If the group descriptor is used, a font file containing all the glyphs in that group can be automatically generated.

I want to delete a registered glyph, group, or page. Is this possible?

GlyphWiki is built on the notion that “everybody owns the data”, so in principle it is not possible to simply remove contributions, even your own. Of course, previously entered data can be examined or recovered through that glyph's history. For example, if someone overwrites a registered glyph's data with “0:0:0:0” resulting in a blank page.

Currently, the addition of a proper “delete” function and the relevant policy for its usage are being considered. If you have an opinion on this topic you would like to share, feel free to leave your thoughts on the GlyphWiki software wish list (in Japanese: GlyphWiki:ソフトウェアへの要望) page.

Who operates GlyphWiki?

Operated from a research perspective, 用戶:kamichi administrates GlyphWiki on a volunteer-basis. For more information, please have a look at the about page (GlyphWiki:About), the privacy policy (GlyphWiki:PrivacyPolicy), or find out what you can do to help (GlyphWiki:JoinUs).