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irenefrie
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Font Information Panel-Maintype8 Professional

Post by irenefrie » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:09 am

I have a question regarding the Resources>File section of the Font Info Panel (see attached). The font Century Schoolbook Bold indicates that it is also in the C:\Windows\Font folder, but I have looked there and I don't see it. The only location of the font is on my desktop in a FONTS folder.

Can someone please tell my why it indicates that it is in the Windows\Fonts folder?

Also, when I change the width of the panel it still doesn't show the full file name.

Thank you.

Irene
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Re: Font Information Panel-Maintype8 Professional

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:29 am

Resize the column, not just the Font Information Panel. The Panel can be used to compare two or more fonts by clicking on the (+) sign, then selecting another font.
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When the font is installed, it shows up in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\
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Re: Font Information Panel-Maintype8 Professional

Post by irenefrie » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:19 pm

Thank you for the quick response. I have a lot to learn. Yes, I see Century Schoolbook in my WINDOWS\Font folder, I was looking for C:WINDOWS\Fonts\SCHLBKB. I'm not sure how it shows up with a different name.

When I resize the column the file name is still truncated; is there a way to show the full file name?

Thank you so much for your help.

Irene

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Re: Font Information Panel-Maintype8 Professional

Post by Alfred » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:48 pm

I think SCHLBKB.TTF is the full file name in your case, Irene. I only have the regular style of that font, but my copy bears the even more cryptic file name 'tt0083m_.ttf'; I suspect that Bhikkhu Pesala renamed his copy for ease of recognition.
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Re: Font Information Panel-Maintype8 Professional

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:07 am

The Font Renamer (freeware) can quickly renamed all of your fonts to user-friendly names. I did this before installing MainType; I am not too sure what would happen if you do it afterwards. Maybe try first with a small folder and see what MainType does on relaunching it.
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