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Online Font Catalogues

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:24 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Using MainType, I created a catalogue of fonts from a number of Serif™ Desktop Publishing products.

Serif™ Fonts Index

If you're searching for a particular font, a catalogue helps you to find the right installation CD. All fonts from the most recent X2 products are listed, but some duplicates also included in earlier products have been removed to save space. You can link directly to individual fonts in the catalogue using the appropriate anchor name {FontName}, e.g. Media SF.

Updated to including fonts' embedding and TTF filesize information.
To insert the product name, I created groups in MainType for each product, and edited the Template, fontitem.htf, to insert the path variable to the font {FONT_FILE_PATH}. I then used BTR Wizard to replace the full path from the generated HTML files, leaving just the folder (group) name.

MainType 7.0: Online Font Catalogues

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:29 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Improvements to MainType in recent versions mean that I no longer have to run BTR wizard to fix the catalogue after exporting it.

I attach an archive of my edited templates that I used to create my Font Catalogue so that you can get some ideas how to edit the templates for your own needs. I tagged my own fonts added a link to My Font Page to all tagged fonts.

The HTML Export templates can be found in C:\ProgramData\MainType\

I have now uploaded a Video Tutorial to Vimeo describing how to edit the HTML Templates to modify the Font Catalogues generated by MainType 7.0.

I attach an archive of my updated HTML Templaes, which are now stored in:–

C:\%UserProfile%\Documents\MainType\Templates\

MainType 8.0: Online Font Catalogues

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:37 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I have updated my tutorial for Exporting an HTML Font Catalogue

I now save my custom templates in C:\%UserProfile%\Documents\MainType\Custom Templates\

The edited template files are attached.