Need help w/font question

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  1. grafXguy

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    Hi All,
    Need a "Quick reply/answer" to my problem! Mac user(G4),OSX. I'd like to add the TLC font "Xenotron" to my system font folder. I have Suitcase as well, which shows "some" of the TLC fonts but not all? and "not" Xenotron? "Where" can I find the TLC Font Folder to find ALL the fonts and HOW can I transfer a TLC font to my system or suitcase? Need this font (xenotron) for logo design ASAP...hope I provided enuff info and thanks in advance to all that reply!... :hangin:
     
  2. KD-did

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    Hi,

    This what your looking for?

    Xenotron Font:


    Enjoy
    HomeBiz

    :WOW1:
     
  4. HomeBiz

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    wow KD LOL
     
  5. KD-did

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    Better too many answers than not enough answers.
     
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    Font Problem reply

    Hey thanks for the quick come back...real fast! I went to the suggested site and downloaded the font. It had 3 files in it, finally got it into my system but when I tried to use it "Suitcase" said it was a "corrupt font", I hit repair it, but it still said it was corrupt?...so I tossed it. Please explain the "procedure" for putting the font in my system. Again, Mac user, have OS9(classic) and OSX, mainly use OSX. Was this font "free" and of the 3 files in the font folder that came with download which one(s) do you put in the system font folder?
    Also I asked about accessing the font in "TLC" and putting it in my system that way and got no reply or suggestions in doing this procedure, can't it be done through TLC? I thought I read in the forum (somewhere) by Katie explaining how to do this? Again, Thanks for the "Quick" replies but it didn't seem to help at the moment, any further suggestions deeply appreciated!!! :hangin:
     
  7. KD-did

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    Sometimes when you download font/s files... there are additional files that is text...saying what if any restrictions there are and/or another extension form...plus ther can be several variations such as bold or italizied of the same font.

    I hope this helps:


    Installing Mac OS fonts
    If you have unlocked application software such as Sassoon Joiner, Sassoon Cambridge Joiner or Sassoon Sum Builder, double-click the 'Installer' or 'Setup' file which will install all files, including fonts. If you have received 'font' items only and need advice on installing fonts into your Operating System, please follow the notes below...

    INSTALLING FONTS ONTO YOUR MAC OS OPERATING SYSTEM
    Install either PostScript or TrueType fonts into your System, not both! It is advisable to make a duplicate copy of the folder containing the original fonts so that fonts can be freshly installed in case of System corruption.

    PostScript Type 1 fonts perform best when either of these is used to print them: A PostScript printer Adobe Type Manager (ATM) or similar rendering engine
    TrueType fonts do not require any additional software or PostScript interpreter to produce optimum results. Install these if you do not have a PostScript printer ATM Control Panel or other similar PostScript rendering engine. If TrueType fonts are used with a PostScript printer, the outlines will be automatically converted to PostScript on-the-fly when printing.

    Mac OS 8.1 - 9.2.2 1. Inside your System Folder on your Hard Disk, locate the System Folder's 'Fonts' Folder so that it is visible but not open. Shrink this window and keep it visible.

    2. Open any surrounding folders that contain the fonts to be installed. Shrink this window and keep it visible as well as the previous window. Drag the TrueType fonts to the 'Fonts' folder of your System Folder. Make sure the Fonts Folder in your System is closed when dropping the font(s) onto it. This prevents the dagged items disappearing inside other Folders. Close all open windows. Your fonts are now ready for use in applications.

    Mac OS 10.x
    Fonts CAN exist in four different Folders in OS X.

    Mac Hard Disk/Library/Fonts (This is Public. Available to anyone)
    Mac Hard Disk/System/Library/Fonts (System only fonts)
    Mac Hard Disk/Users/~/Library/Fonts (~ denotes your personal Home area name)
    Mac Hard Disk/Network/Library/Fonts (Share fonts with others with access)
    and
    Mac Hard Disk/System Folder/Fonts (OS 9 Classic)

    OS X loads fonts from all these locations to make them available to applications. OS X fonts take precedence over Classic fonts with the same name. Therefore, the 'Helvetica' used in Classic may not be the same Helvetica in OS X.

    1. In this example, fonts are stored in the Users personal Library: Open the icon for your Mac Hard Disk, locate the following folders Mac Hard Disk/Users/~/Library/Fonts (~ is the name for your personal home folder)

    Keep the Fonts window visible, do not open it.

    2. Locate and open folder that contains the fonts to be installed. Shrink this window and keep it visible as well as the previous window. With both the ***** fonts and the Fonts folder are visible on the Desktop, select and drag the required fonts into the Users/~/Library/Fonts folder. Close both windows. The fonts are now installed ready for use.

    To make a font inactive, simply remove it from the surrounding Folder. Alternatively, font management utilities may be used to activate or deactivate fonts without the need to remove them manually. Instructions for this may be different from the above.
    Keep the files safe in case these fonts need to be re-installed due to a System corruption or System upgrade.
     
  8. KD-did

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    all that being said this is what dafont says:

    FAQ

    How to download a font ?
    How to install a font under Windows ?
    How to install a font under Mac OS ?
    How to use a new font with a software ?
    How to use for a web site ?
    Why the fonts don't show up in e-mails / instant messengers ?
    How many fonts can be installed ?
    Why aren't stressed characters or numbers included ?
    Nothing is working !

    Can I download all the fonts of a category in a single zip ?
    Are all fonts free of charge ?


    How to download a font ?

    Click on the "download" icon of your system (PC/Mac) and save the files somewhere on your hard disk.

    How to install a font under Windows ?

    Files are compressed in the Zip format. There is no problem under XP, but with older Windows versions you must install Winzip or equivalent to be able to open these files.
    Quick explanation

    Place the .ttf (ou .otf ou .fon) files in the Fonts folder.


    Detailed explanation

    * Go to the place where you saved the font.

    * Double-click on the zip to open it.

    * Drag and drop the files with the .ttf, .otf ou .fon extension elsewhere from the zip window (hold down the CTRL key to select several at once).

    If the extensions are not displayed, click the Tools menu of any folder > Folders Options > Display tab > uncheck the "Hide file extensions for known file types" item.

    * Place these files into the Fonts folder, usually C:\Windows\Fonts or C:\WINNT\Fonts
    (can be reached as well by the Start Menu > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Fonts).

    Note that with the internal unzip tool of XP (unlike Winzip), you cannot install a font by a simple drag and drop of the .ttf from the zip window to the Fonts window. You must first drag and drop it anywhere (for example on the desktop) then in the Fonts folder.

    You can also go through : File > Install a new font... in the Fonts folder menu then browse the fonts, instead of drag and drop the fonts into the window. Although this method is laborious, it would seem that it functions better in certain cases.

    Tip : if you punctually need a font, you don't need to install it. Just double-click on the .ttf file, and while the preview window is opened you can use it in the programs you'll launch.

    How to install a font under Mac OS ?

    Only some of this site's fonts are available as Mac version (when the author provides them).
    Mac OS X recognizes PC TrueType fonts too (but not the .fon).
    Files are compressed, so you must use an utility like Stuffit Expander.

    * Under Mac OS X :
    Put the files (Mac or PC) into /Library/Fonts (for all users),
    or into /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts (for you only).
    If your OS includes the Font Book, you can as well double-click on a font file, then a preview pops with an "Install font" button.

    * Under Mac OS 9 or less :
    Drag the fonts suitcases into the System folder. The system will propose you to add them to the Fonts folder.
    If you want to use fonts available only for PC, try to convert them with TTConverter.
     
  9. grafXguy

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    font problem

    Hi KD, a late nite for you too,huh. Thanks for all the info, re-tried to dwnld. font as per your reply, it does load but I still get a corrupt warning and it shows up "listed in suitcase", but "not available".
    I'm going to forget about the dwnld. is there a way to take the font "from TLC" and "put it in my system OSX Mac". What I would also appreciate is the instructions for creating the text with this font in TLC and exporting it to one of my other programs either Photoshop7 or Illustrator10. I have Tlc v.3.6 and have upgraded to v4.0. MAC version! I've read how to export WITHOUT the getting the white bkgd., but it still shows up? I've exported as a custom export Trans.gif and Trans.png they both still show the white bkgd. and the text seems to appear "alittle fuzzy" not really crisp & sharp? Isn't a gif for web use and would a png be better for my use (to be printed cmyk) by a printer? I know there's threads on this matter on the forum but I can't spend alot of time seeking them out. I would appreciate you directing me to them or an explanation or tuorial on the "steps" to a successful export og my logo with no white bkgd. Thanks a bunch! :helpnow:
     
  10. KD-did

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    TGIF's Gif trancparancy HINT If you want to remove the backing from your image, first create your logo over the same color that your web page background will be. Blue for example.

    Then, under the EXPORT menu, choose - "more export options..."
    Choose the Transparent Gif button. Your cursor will change to an eye dropper.
    Click on the color in your logo that you want to be transparent.

    this will do the SAME thing as the image you've posted above in the forum. If you look at the transparent Gif as is, you'll see the same dotted line effect.
    However! view your logo on a web page with a (blue) background and you'll see it just as you wish to see it.

    PNG is a great format as well. However, not all browswers can read the PNG data correctly (yet).

    You should use the transparent PNG option if you'll be moving your logo into a paint program like Photoshop. The transparent PNG feature removes the background cleanly. It looks great in Photoshop!


    I think the moving the font would be a problem because of the TLC font extension makes it difficult to get it into the os font folder and preventing working in other programs.
     
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    More info:Mac fonts dowload instruxions

    Some users apparently get garbled ascii-looking stuff
    on their screen when trying to download the Mac Type1
    fonts.

    What's happening then is that you're getting the file
    in the same manner as an HQX-file. Save the garbled
    stuff on your screen as a source-file (not as text!).
    You can do this by clicking the link to the file while
    holding SHIFT.
    You can then open and unpack the file (which is saved
    to your HDD as a *.sit file) with Stuffit Deluxe.

    The whole problem apparently has something to do with
    the MIME-type configuration, and how the server
    recognizes the file's format.

    Try these sips http://home.luna.nl/~xino/fonts/xenotron/
     

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