Adding to programs like Printwheels, Timegraphs and Solar Fire that you can use in desktop publishing, Astrolabe now offers three different astrological fonts. With these, all it takes is a few keystrokes to put astrological characters into your articles, books, brochures and charts. Each font includes glyphs in any point size you want, and it gives you all the standard astrological symbols for planets, signs, aspects, moon phases and more. Each of our three fonts also has additional characters of its own. These fonts work just like any other standard alphabetic or symbol font you have on your computer. You get two versions of each font: TrueType and PostScript.
Now you can easily put astrological characters into your word processing and desktop publishing documents. Use these glyphs in text, tables, and even as additions to charts you have exported or cut and pasted from an astrological program. Or use them to make striking borders, diagrams, ads, business stationery or artwork with a distinctive astrological look.
Astrolabe Font 1 contains the most symbols and is the most economical with space. It is an elegant medium-weight font with spacing that makes it look especially good in text.
Character Set: Besides the usual glyphs, it includes European and ancient variants for Capricorn, the Sun, Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, plus a glyph for Lilith and a comet symbol. There are also old gyphs for fire, earth, air and water, and cardinal, fixed and mutable.
To keep font changes to a minimum, this font also includes characters for the Ascendant, MC, East Point and Vertex, a complete set of numbers, both regular and as subscripts, letter subscripts for "natal," "progressed," etc., and the slash, plus, minus, equals and bracket signs used by Uranian astrologers and Cosmobiologists.
Other handy characters include 14 styles of stars; up, down and sideways arrows; a check mark; an angle symbol; and copyright and trademark symbols. And for fun, there are symbols for peace, yin/yang, "north," "don't," a horoscope wheel, infinity, and even a UFO.
Keyboard Layout: All the standard sign, planet and aspect glyphs are easily accessible from your computer's main keyboard. They are laid out across the keyboard in the usual sign and planetary order, which makes their locations easy to remember. The less-used symbols are accessible using the ALT key with the numeric keypad.