How do I replace a font in the database with a newer version

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cerulean
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How do I replace a font in the database with a newer version

Post by cerulean » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:13 pm

If I have a family of fonts in my database, and I want to update that family to a newer version of the fonts, how do I do that?

Reading the post here it seems that if I delete the old versions any new versions I try to add are ignored (why??). And I don't want two versions of the same font family in my database.

So what's the solution?

cerulean
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Delete the database without uninstalling MainType?

Post by cerulean » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:56 pm

My last question went unanswered, so I have to conclude the only way to modify the database is to delete it and recreate it. Is it possible to do this without having to uninstall and reinstall the whole application?

I think the bottom line here is...
MainType 4 uses a database to manage font files, fine, great. But there is no facility to manage that database, so it ends up being a real frustration. I'd like to hear if this is going to be addressed in the next release.
Thanks.
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Re: How do I replace a font in the database with a newer ver

Post by León Fridsma » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:39 pm

Hi cerulean,

When you add the new family to MainType, you can safely delete the older version(s). When you delete a font from MainType and also choose to ignore it, it will only ignore exactly that one and not the entire family or other (future) versions.

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Re: How do I replace a font in the database with a newer ver

Post by Brother Gabriel-Marie » Tue May 07, 2013 1:01 am

What happens when you are creating new fonts and installing new versions of those fonts. In order to only have the new version, you have to constantly ignore the old one. The list of ignored fonts gets rather lengthly. Is there a way to clear the list? That is, delete the ignored fonts permanently and forget they existed and were ever ignored?

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Re: How do I replace a font in the database with a newer ver

Post by dangermoose » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:42 pm

Funny, I was wondering exactly the same thing about 'Ignored fonts'...

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Re: How do I replace a font in the database with a newer ver

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:57 pm

No that is not possible yet.
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