Typekit & Google?

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Typekit & Google?

Post by Paulrus » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:56 pm

Sorry to be the new user who just comes to complain, but....

I searched the forums and didn't see anything other than apps can't have Typekit access for legal reasons. Suitcase Fusion has had Typekit and Google Fonts for years.

I really dislike Fusion and desperately want to dump it permanently, but this is the 2nd disappointment after purchasing the program yesterday.

Fontbase also offers Google Fonts - but no Typekit. I purchased and got a refund for Fontbase because it can't deal with fonts on a network folder - even if it's mapped to a drive letter.

Anyway, I hope this is user error on my part. I'm still working my way through the app, but came looking for answers and didn't find any.

-Paul

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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:57 pm

We will look into the possibility of including support for Google Fonts. In the mean time it would be great if other users of our font manager would comment on this as well.
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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by Glyphman » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:24 am

Paulrus wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Suitcase Fusion has had Typekit and Google Fonts for years.
-Paul
Hi. I'm a little curious. When I use Google Fonts I download and make web fonts, then I use them as @fontface fonts. What will be the benefit of having Google Fonts linked to "MainType"?

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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by lorie » Fri May 04, 2018 11:20 am

I would also like to see Typekit and Google integration, for pretty much the same reason: sick of Suitcase, but it does have that nice feature.

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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by Alfred » Fri May 04, 2018 5:26 pm

Glyphman wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:24 am
Paulrus wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Suitcase Fusion has had Typekit and Google Fonts for years.
-Paul
Hi. I'm a little curious. When I use Google Fonts I download and make web fonts, then I use them as @fontface fonts. What will be the benefit of having Google Fonts linked to "MainType"?
I'm a little curious, too! It's easy to download the entire set of Google Fonts, add them to MainType and then load the few that you want to use at any one time. The only possible advantage that I can see in having them linked would be automatic updating as new fonts are added to the collection.
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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by Fatbat » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:22 am

Add this as another important missing feature that Suitcase has.

Google and Typekit support would be fantastic. Please consider adding these features ASAP.

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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by nabsltd » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:23 pm

To integrate with Typekit officially, you have to jump through some Adobe hoops that usually aren't easy and often have bugs.

You can unofficially integrate with Typekit by adding the following sync folder to MainType (%APPDATA% is the AppData folder for your user):

%APPDATA%\Roaming\Adobe\CoreSync\plugins\livetype\e

The only thing you lose is that you'll have to manually refresh when you sync new Typekit fonts.

As for Google, use Skyfonts and sync the Google fonts to your PC, then point MainType to the folder you chose in SkyFonts to sync.

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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by Alfred » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:56 pm

nabsltd wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:23 pm
To integrate with Typekit officially, you have to jump through some Adobe hoops that usually aren't easy and often have bugs.

You can unofficially integrate with Typekit by adding the following sync folder to MainType (%APPDATA% is the AppData folder for your user):

%APPDATA%\Roaming\Adobe\CoreSync\plugins\livetype\e

The only thing you lose is that you'll have to manually refresh when you sync new Typekit fonts.
One small but important detail is that %AppData% actually points to the current user’s AppData\Roaming folder, so you shouldn’t have an additional Roaming subfolder in the path. It needs to be:

%AppData%\Adobe\CoreSync\plugins\livetype\e
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Re: Typekit & Google?

Post by nabsltd » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:57 am

Alfred wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:56 pm
One small but important detail is that %AppData% actually points to the current user’s AppData\Roaming folder
Good point. Thanks.

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