v.1.1, Copyright (c) 19972002 TypeArt(R) Foundry Inc. All Rights Reserved. This TypeArt(R) font was designed by Lloyd Springer. "TypeArt" is a registered trademark of the TypeArt Foundry Inc. "Scratchpad" is a trademark of the TypeArt Foundry Inc.
Scratchpad™ is an inline font adapted from our Verbal Cues™ family which is based on old comic book hand lettering.
BURPING, FARTING and a few HICCUPs
As these fonts are versions of the fonts in Verbal Cues™ which is one of our comic book lettering families, we have maintained the characters which will allow you to make your Comic Book heros burp, fart, gasp and hiccup. The traditional way for a comic artist to indicate that Superman or Charlie Brown was making a non-vocal sound through a body orifice, was to surround the word (which described that sound) with a special set of quotation marks. These special marks are included in your Scratchpad™ fonts!
For Mac users, simply type option-x and option-y
For PC users simply type alt-0188 and alt-0189
The usual option-x and option-y characters (i.e. the "Approximately Equal" and the "Yen") are still included in the fonts, but are in character slots which are normally unavailable to Mac users (i.e. the "3 superior" and the "2 superior" slots, respectively). To access these characters, Mac users will need to use an application that will allow modification of character positions (e.g. Fontographer).
PC users must also access the "Yen" character in its new "2 superior" position (i.e. alt-0178).
If you would like a version of Scratchpad™ that does not have the inline portions of the characters, you can license the companion family called Verbal Cues™.
FULL CHARACTER SET
Each font in the Scratchpad™ family has a full character set of 232+ letterforms, with all characters designed in the style of the font.