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we made a script for automatic font family naming in FontLab and I want to share with you.
Maybe some of you find it useful. We use it mostly for big families.
It’s relative simple to use. Documentation is included.
This script changes the font names of all opened fonts for the use as font families.
– Light Italic
– Bold Italic
– ExtraBold Italic
The naming method will also split up the family into single-font-families in the font menu in non-OT-savvy Windows applications.
The script is based on Karsten Luecke “Font Naming, Scheme [B], Page 7/8, Version 1.02” (See documentation at his website) but with some important changes:
a) The script will style-link italic styles
b) The use of "Regular" and "Regular Italic" in "Font Family" is now removed
You can download the script here at Cape Arcona: CA Font Family Naming [B].py
Needles to say that FontLab Studio 5.0.3 or later and RoboFab is required.
UPDATE: RoboFab is not required anymore!
UPDATE: The script will style-link italic styles
UPDATE [20 Oct 2010]: The use of "Regular" and "Regular Italic" in "Font Family" was removed
Hope you like it.
Thomas / Cape Arcona Type Foundry