Installed fonts not appearing in list

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jgold723
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Installed fonts not appearing in list

Post by jgold723 » 24 Aug 2016, 11:23

I have at least one font (Univers 75 Black) that I can see in Font Book and validates fine, but is not appearing in the Quark font menu. What's up? How do I get this to appear?

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MikeWenzloff
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Re: Installed fonts not appearing in list

Post by MikeWenzloff » 24 Aug 2016, 12:21

I ran into this issue doing a catalog a few years ago. In a small part, it is an issue in the internal naming of the Univers font family and how each family member is identified as Normal, Bold, etc. I think the largest fault is that Q does not iterate the individual fonts within a family (say like ID). QXP uses the OS to query the font subsystem whereas ID bypasses the OS and uses its own font information. But Q needs to do a better job of this.

Say you have Univers 55, 65 and 75 loaded. Now make the body text 55. I would naturally believe that hitting Bold (in ID or Q) would use the 65, which is identified as Bold. But both applications use 75, which is Black.

In any case, I don't know which other Univers fonts you have loaded, but with 55 loaded as the body text, it takes using the bold attribute for 75 to be used in Q.

Mike

jgold723
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Re: Installed fonts not appearing in list

Post by jgold723 » 24 Aug 2016, 12:56

Thank you Mike!

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MikeWenzloff
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Re: Installed fonts not appearing in list

Post by MikeWenzloff » 24 Aug 2016, 13:00

You're most welcome.

Mike

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