My font does not work under Win9x

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mjn
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My font does not work under Win9x

Post by mjn » Thu Nov 28, 2002 9:20 am

Hi,

Firstly I'm no font designer, but I am having to work on a Font that the company I work for has producted. Total Newbie

The font I'm working on works fine on Win2000 and XP, but will not desplay characters on a Windows9X machine. I have been using Font Creator 3.1.1 to work on the font, it has been by far the easlest for me to get to grips with.

If anyone can give me some clues as to the difference between the o/s's and fonts and what I mybe missing from my font file please

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martin

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Dec 02, 2002 5:08 pm

Could you be more specific, what characters are not visible? Did this occur after you modified the font or are using the Font Creator Program to fix this problem?
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Post by mjn » Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:00 pm

Erwin,

I started with a half complete true type font file that someone who is no longer with the company did, and using a tool we could not find !!

So I downloaded Font Creator to see if that would work, I ended up deleting all mappings and recreating them.
So I guess I'm using Font Creator to both create the font and fix it.

Under WinXP and 2000 all the characters are displayed, under 9x only the default character is diaplayed, so basically you get a screen full of hollow boxes.

would you like to see the font ?

regards,

martin

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:30 pm

mjn wrote:would you like to see the font ?
Yes, send it to me and I'll take a look at it.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Dec 11, 2002 2:28 pm

The font has mappings for both Microsoft Unicode and Microsoft Symbol. A font should have only one Microsoft platform. Read the help file about the differences between Unicode and Symbol and then decide which platform you want to remove.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:36 pm

The Symbol font works just fine after I removed Latin1 (1252) from the Code Page Ranges Settings on my Win98 machine.

Some rules that concern Symbol fonts:
-Symbol Character Set should be the only selected Code Page Range.
-No Unicode Character Ranges should be selected when designing a Symbol font.
-In the Settings window (Format menu) on the Classification tab set the Panose - Family Kind to Pictorial and the Font-family - Class to Symbolic.
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Post by mjn » Tue Dec 17, 2002 2:41 pm

I must be doing something really stupid, because I've done what you surgest. I get some characters displayed, but its some uppercase instead of lowercase and downarrows instead of spaces.

I have taken 2 screen dumps of what a screen should look like on what it does look like with this font.

Would it be possible to email me back the font I sent you with your changes in it please.

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jan 02, 2003 6:46 am

The problem seems to be solved after I sent the fixed font file.
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