Foundry name is not visble in the generated font

Typogruffer's picture

Hey everyone,

When I generate a font from FLS5 and view its information in suitcase fusion, the foundry and class fields are empty. PFA image.
I have edited the vendors list in FLS5 by adding a custom foundry name to the vendor.dat file and I am using this foundry name as the default. But, upon generating font, the foundry information is not part of the metadata of the font. Any workarounds?


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Karl Stange's picture

Have you tried filling in all the fields mentioned in this thread:

Typogruffer's picture

Thank you, I will go through that thread.

Typogruffer's picture

I did everything you said, even changed it to another foundry name but the foundry name is not getting exported

Thomas Phinney's picture

Two different things here:

- whether the foundry and classification info shows up in Suitcase Fusion.
- what metadata is in the font.

SF uses internal databases to map from fonts to what it displays in its user interface. For foundry name, SF has a list of "known" foundries, and can't recognize any other foundries. For classification, SF has a database of known families, and has classifications for those.

For any family or font that SF is lacking pre-existing data, an end user may add classification or foundry name info, but this only works for their particular local copy of Suitcase Fusion.



Typogruffer's picture

@Thomas, Do you guys take the data from MS vendors list? Just wondering, do you check for it every time before updating Extensis software?

Thomas Phinney's picture

No, for many years, this has been a static list that has not been updated. I hope to see this change in the future.

Thomas Phinney's picture

If it does change, then we would be using the MS font vendor registry, btw.

dberlow's picture

Too much static.

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