Loading new fonts

Discussion in 'Hints and Tips' started by wmsebastian, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. wmsebastian

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    How would you load a new font into TLC? As an image?
     
  2. KD-did

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    After downloading and unzipping a new font I "move" just the new font to the OS's font folder. For me that Window's font folder. It will then show up in TLC's systems fonts.:)
     
  3. wmsebastian

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    Thanks

    Thanks - nice piece of software
     
  4. chuck9997

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    Can you help.. I downloaded a font.. and followed the instructions above... the unzipped font appears in the file at C:/windows/fonts.. along with other fonts. But when I use TLC or even Word Perfect.. the new font does not appear in the list.. I am baffled..


    thanks for any help.
     
  5. KD-did

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    chuck9997, you might want t look and see if they are there after a cold reboot.
    There is more than one way to make sure fonts get installed.
    Instructions for Downloading and Installing in Windows

    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/TrueTypeInstallWin95.mspx the how to in pictures

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    Click on the download for the font you want. (In Windows, you may need to right-click on the link, and select "Save Target As..." [Internet Explorer] or "Save Link As..." [Netscape Navigator] in order for your browser to give you the opportunity to save the file to your hard drive.)
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    Save it to the folder of your choice on your computer.
    3.

    Click on "Start" > "Settings" > "Control Panel".
    4.

    Double-click on "Fonts".
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    Click on "File" > "Install New Fonts."
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    The "Add Fonts" dialog box will open; using the "Folder" and "Drive" fields, navigate to the folder to which you downloaded the fonts.
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    Select the fonts you wish to install.
    8.

    Click "OK"

    Or you can use a font manager like THE FONT THING . Not only can you install or uninstall fonts using a manger .. you can view what the font looks like , you can use the charactermap to see all the characters in the font set...even hidden ones.

    Or you do an installation like I dowhen I want to install many new fonts or ding bats.. First I download to my desktop briefcase . I unzip the fonts and send the font files to a folder that I send all my unzipped fonts files to under My documents called "fonts" . You want only the font files not the docs that often accompany downloads...but you will want to read them.. I then double click my font folder. Click edit..select all. then tell it to move all the selected files to the Windows font folder. Even though I am not told to a shut down my computer totally. Windows will update it self with the new fonts .
     
  6. chuck9997

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    Thanks for your help... this part worked

    (Click on "Start" > "Settings" > "Control Panel".
    4.Double-click on "Fonts".
    5.Click on "File" > "Install New Fonts."
    6.The "Add Fonts" dialog box will open; using the "Folder" and "Drive" fields, navigate to the folder to which you downloaded the fonts.
    7.Select the fonts you wish to install.
    8.Click "OK"


    couple of things though.. When I clicked OK.. it said the font was already installed... but I clicked OK anyway.. The particular font I downloaded.. (Sell Your Soul) did not work with all the letters in TLC.. I typed "Testing One Two Three.. and only the "O" and the "o" would show up.
     
  7. KD-did

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    Sounds like a font that must be purchased.
     
  8. chuck9997

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    No... it's a free font... TLC just doesn't work with system fonts... I have tried for a year to add new fonts. They are installed properly on my pc.. they just never show up in TLC. It is so frustrating.
     
  9. KD-did

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    Just today I had a similar problem. I changed from WinZip to ZipGenius and when I extracted the font to my system fonts file it did NOT show up in TLC although it was installed.So I uninstalled it from the font file and went with my usual way of installing... which I extract it to a file I call "font holding" from there I moved it into Windows fonts. WAALAA it is now showing up in
    TLC.
     
  10. Mr Laughingbird

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    Huh! VERY interesting KD!

    I'll have to give this one a try.
    The Logo Creator can see most (most) TrueType fonts.

    Some fonts - mainly the free fonts - are not created with an outline. This outline feature is in there, or its not, due to the way the artist created the font.

    If the outline font isn't there - TLC won't be able to read it.

    But your suggestion is great KD. If any body else tries this, let me know if this works.

    - Marc
     
  11. KD-did

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    It looked to me as if some zip programs do extract a file but will put it as a subfolder under fonts and that is why Windows will show it as installed and can be used but TLC can't see it.
     

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