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subsetter.com – Glyph table
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Image by FontFont
Even if you aren’t interested in modifying your font, you can use the Subsetter’s glyph table to see what’s contained.

FF Subsetter is a free tool for any licensed Web FontFont user. Find it at www.subsetter.com, try it with the free FF Nuvo Web Medium.

FSI FontShop International launches FF Subsetter, a tool for optimizing and customizing Web FontFonts in three easy steps. The free service — found at www.subsetter.com — lets users significantly reduce file sizes to reduce bandwidth costs and make their websites faster.

18 months ago we released Web FontFonts, becoming the first major foundry to offer fonts in WOFF, the format which has now become the webfont standard, supported by all major browsers. We started with a simple pay-once licensing model and optimized every font for the best possible display across platforms. This month, to celebrate the news of broad WOFF support (with the upcoming version of Safari), our Type Department further improved the files, making them up to 60% smaller with additional optimization for new versions of Windows and improved vertical metrics for consistent baseline positions in all browsers. Upgraded files will be available starting July 20 at no additional cost.
But that wasn’t enough for our Marketing Director Ivo Gabrowitsch. “Users should have more control over their fonts. One of the reasons our customers rely on FontFonts is because of their comprehensive character sets, but in the web environment cutting back on file size can be important, especially when speed matters. That’s why we built the Subsetter,” said Gabrowitsch.

Smaller files mean faster websites and a better user experience. Dropping inessential characters from a webfont can make a big difference in the long term. It also gives designers the opportunity to use more font styles with less of an impact on speed and bandwidth.
Smaller files are less expensive too. As a website becomes more popular they cost more to host and maintain. Every bit of saved bandwidth saves money.
FF Subsetter optimizes and tailors fonts to each unique website in three steps: Upload a Web FontFont. Strip out glyphs and data that may not be needed for a particular site, like unused language characters, punctuation marks, and kerning.Download your optimized font file.
File sizes can be reduced up to 90% and the new fonts are instantly usable on the web, just like the originals.

The tool is simple to use, thanks to the work of our very own Clemens Carlstedt and Christoph Koeberlin. “I’m excited about the idea of customizing your font according to your personal needs. You don’t need to be an expert to use it, but if you are, you’ll discover great possibilities,” said Koeberlin, who adds this tip: “Even if you don’t want to modify the font, FF Subsetter’s glyph table is very handy to see what’s contained in your Web FontFont.”

TDRS K
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Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
TDRS-K Undergoing a Fit Check.

Credit: Boeing

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first of NASA’s three next-generation
Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched
at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in
Florida.

"TDRS-K bolsters our network of satellites that provides essential
communications to support space exploration," said Badri Younes,
deputy associate administrator for Space Communications and
Navigation at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "It will improve the
overall health and longevity of our system."

The TDRS system provides tracking, telemetry, command and
high-bandwidth data return services for numerous science and human
exploration missions orbiting Earth. These include the International
Space Station and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

"With this launch, NASA has begun the replenishment of our aging space
network," said Jeffrey Gramling, TDRS project manager. "This addition
to our current fleet of seven will provide even greater capabilities
to a network that has become key to enabling many of NASA’s
scientific discoveries."

TDRS-K was lifted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V
rocket from Space Launch Complex-41. After a three-month test phase,
NASA will accept the spacecraft for additional evaluation before
putting the satellite into service.

The TDRS-K spacecraft includes several modifications from older
satellites in the TDRS system, including redesigned
telecommunications payload electronics and a high-performance solar
panel designed for more spacecraft power to meet growing S-band
requirements. Another significant design change, the return to
ground-based processing of data, will allow the system to service
more customers with evolving communication requirements.

The next TDRS spacecraft, TDRS-L, is scheduled for launch in 2014.
TDRS-M’s manufacturing process will be completed in 2015.

NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Program, part of the Human
Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at the agency’s
Headquarters in Washington, is responsible for the space network. The
TDRS Project Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in
Greenbelt, Md., manages the TDRS development program. Launch services
were provided by United Launch Alliance. NASA’s Launch Services
Program at the Kennedy Space Center was responsible for acquisition
of launch services.

For more information about TDRS, visit:

www.nasa.gov/tdrs

NASA image use policy.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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131205-N-IT566-014
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Image by U.S. Pacific Fleet
HONOLULU (Dec. 5, 2013) Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to members of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) during a conference in Honolulu. Harris discussed technological innovations entering the fleet, including Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services and the joint information environment. He went on to encourage industry leaders to develop improved technology for handing communications in a disconnected, intermittent, low bandwidth environment. AFCEA, a non-profit international organization, is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Kolmel/Released)

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