Installable/Editable?

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Gen
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Installable/Editable?

Post by Gen » Mon Dec 23, 2002 12:51 pm

I have made a font for a web project. I am using microsoft WEFT to embed it. For the font to be viewed correctly online it needs to be set as "Installable". My font is set to "Editable" as default. I have found the setting in Fontographer, but it doubles the file size and halves the quality (lol!!). I have searched high and low but cannot find the comparable setting in HL. can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Font Embedding, Licensing Rights

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:41 pm

If I understand you rightly I think you will find what you need on:

Format, Settings, General Tab, Font embedding - Licensing rights.
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It's good, but...

Post by Gen » Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:00 pm

Thanks for the response :) This looks like the right area, but I have been through all of the options and it doesn't appear to change the permissions, it is changing something though.

I can tell the font's permission by updating the WEFT database, it gives a field for info that shows whether the font is installable, editable or previewable (there are probably more but I've only got a very basic font range installed at the moment). When I update the database it pauses on the file name of my font so its definatly having to do work on it - it just doesn't make any change in the info field. So, this is either the wrong setting to change OR I havent found the right option in this setting, I've eliminated the latter...

To give a bit more info: A user can visit the page with a custom font, without having that font installed on their computer. To do this I create an .eot file, using WEFT, that is linked with stylesheets. The problem occurs when a user clicks a link to the page rather than typing in the url, they cannot see the custom font, until they click on a link within the page. I played with a few standard windows fonts and found that if the font was installable rather than editable the problem disappeared.

A quick web search pulled back instructions on how to do this in fontographer:

Menu
Element
Font Information
OS/2 Data
In the resulting box, there's hex field named "fsType embedding"

There you enter the hex code for the setting you want.
$0000 - Installable embedding
$0001 - Installable embedding
$0002 - No embedding allowed
$0004 - Preview and Print embedding allowed
$0008 - Editable embedding allowed

I had tried taking the ttf I made in High Logic and just opening it in Fontographer to make the change, but as I said before that had "interesting" results!

Further help would be greatly appreciated.

TIA :)

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Post by Jowaco » Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:45 pm

Make sure all boxes are unchecked after pressing the Edit button.
Boxes indicate bits set.
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Post by Jowaco » Mon Dec 23, 2002 5:41 pm

Sorry, should have added:
What you seek is in the Help file.
Look at:
Help
Contents and Index
Editing Fonts
Format
Settings
General
Font Embedding - Licensing Rights
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