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We have a situation where our identity font is displaying terribly in Microsoft 2010 on Windows 7. The font looks great in InDesign and Illustrator. The font family is OpenType with PostScript outlines, aka CFF. This behavior is consistent for any OpenType font from Adobe, ie Myriad Pro or Adobe Garamond.
I am nearly certain that the Windows font rendering engine is optimized for TrueType outlines and renders PostScript outlines poorly. I also think that Adobe is using a different rendering engine for the Creative Suite applications, perhaps their own. I have not been able to find any specific documentation of these statements.
Does this ring true? Does anyone know of specific documentation of poor font rendering in Windows applications, especially MS Office?
I'm developing an OpenType font by byte-crafting it rather than using design tools, and now have a custom OpenType (CFF flavour) font that implements a really small subset of the Basic Latin unicode block (specifically it only implements .notdef and what under Basic Latin interpretation would be the tilde).
The CFF block passes "tx -3" validation, the font as a whole passes a round-trip de/recompile through TTX, and Microsoft's Font Validator does not report any errors in the font. Even loading it as a custom webfont (as plain otf in browsers that support otf, and wrapped as WOFF in browsers that don't) makes them style the implemented ~ glyph correctly.
I installed the LisuUnicode font https://github.com/phjamr/LisuUnicode/blob/master/LisuUnicode-Regular.ttf on Windows 7 and it won't display unless you specify that you want to use that font. For example, if you select the Lisu font in Microsoft Word, it will display the Lisu input, but if you want to do anything in an another WIndows program, like Internet Explorer, it will just display boxes (unless the website has it specified in its stylesheet, that the font should be used). Interestingly it will always display in Firefox, but not in other browsers or in QQ (a chat program Chinese people frequently use). Lisu is a Chinese minority and there are a number of fonts available, but none works under Windows 7 or lower.
I'd like to have a little help on the following problem, thanks a lot!
1.) After exporting as OpenType Ps from Fontlab 5.1.2 (mac), my font looks/works great in Indesign and Illutrator. No problem. All kerning info is okay. But on the same computer (mac osx 10.6.8) in Word: no kerning info(!) AND the characters are cut-off on the upper part. (images below)
2.) On a Windows computer there's a similar problem:
(in Word) No kerning info and the characters are also cut-off. This time they're not cut off on the upper part but exactly on the Baseline.
What is the typeface in the Microsoft logo?
thank you very kindly!
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I am transferring my Fonts from my Mac to my PC and there are some formats that can't be read on the PC. I am using a program called TransType (version 3) to change the font for use with Windows. I wanted to know what is the best format to change the font files to? The options I have are:
-Win Truetype/Opentype TT
-Win Type 1
I am not sure what to change the font to at the moment I'm using the Opentype PS setting, As I know Opentype is multi Platform. I would be primarily using these fonts with Adobe CS5 programs.
I use type a lot in my work but am quite naive to the formats and there pro and cons any help would be great.
I have been a longtime user of Linotype's Font Explorer X on the Mac. I have bought a new Windows 7 (x64) PC and see that there is no current version of Font Explorer X for Windows. I am looking for a comparable replacement. I would like the software to have the ability to activate/deactivate fonts and some Adobe CS5 integration as I use CS5 a lot in my work. Can anyone make any recommendations?
Also on a side note, How do I transfer my existing font library to Windows, I know there has to be some sort of conversion any help would be great.
trying to identify this bitmap font, anyone knows what it is or could point me in the right direction I would be very appreciative.
I just downloaded and installed the latest versions of Cygwin and FontForge. I also set the PATH environment variable. Then I tried to run FontForge, but it said it couldn't find a file called cygX11-6.dll. Indeed, Cygwin didn't install any such file.
I guess I need an older version of Cygwin.
Do you know how to make it work? Thanks.
(It's Windows Vista, by the way, but I'd be surprised if this had anything to do with that.)
Just found this, and thought I'd share it with everyone:
As designers, we sometimes forget that not everyone can see color the same way we do. I found a sweet app that allows you to simulate what color blindness does to your designs, whether it be interface design or the composition of a 4-color poster.
Here's an example of this page as viewed by someone with color blindness:
So this free app for Windows, Linux and Mac simulates how approximately 5% of all men will see your designs. It's a pretty cool app to add to your toolbox o' design stuff.
Anyway, the app is here http://colororacle.cartography.ch/