Non-standard fonts are highly discouraged in web pages because having them render properly requires that the
user either have the fonts installed locally or fonts must be on the web server to be downloaded and used. The
former relies on change, the latter on the willingness of the user to wait for the fonts to download and install
just to see what is usually an unnecessary embellishment (i.e., a standard font would have
done the job). These two fonts, on the other hand, might justify the trouble. The nice thing about carrelec.tff
and elecsym1.tff (TrueType Font) is that they present often used electronics symbols
in a scalable format. Building an actual schematic or block diagram out of them would be difficult because of
alignment issues, but if you need a symbol as part of a report or white paper, then using these fonts might be
advantageous. In the table below, I have entered each keyboard character and its corresponding electronic symbol
in each of the two graphic fonts. Note that there are both lower and upper case symbols. Font sizes are indicated
as well so you can see how much the designer’s preferences determine how they are rendered. You can apply the
‘bold’ formatting, but they symbols get chunky with it. If you plan to use them, you will probably want to print
out this page to have a readily available cross-reference.
has these electronic symbols fonts and others.
Posted December 8, 2014