Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

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Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by Pyanepsion » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:08 pm

Hello,

I can't find where in FontCreator we can edit the text in the following previews (Windows Font Settings Tool), like "A cool summer breeze", "The fanfare of birds announces the morning", etc.

Thank you for your explanations.
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Re: Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:50 pm

I thought this must be a Windows settings, but it is a part of the font properties.

Go to Font Properties, Extended, and Enter the sample text that you wish to use.
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Re: Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by ClintGoss » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:29 pm

Use caution, however, to used only code points in your sample text that are mapped in your font.

I have many multi-language fonts and accidentally used my typical sample text with multiple languages in a font that only had Basic Latin. Got bizarre results and was confused for a long time before I ran FontValidator and it pointed out the error.
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Re: Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:34 pm

Here is an upcoming update which contains a Validate button, to check if all characters from the preview text are available in the font. We have also updated the user manual to inform about the way Windows uses the sample text.

https://www.high-logic.com/tmp/fontcrea ... 47-x64.exe

Let us know your results.
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Re: Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by Pyanepsion » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:43 am

Thank you for the quality of all these responses and congratulations to Hight Logic for its responsiveness.
Note that this update also includes the automatic addition of the fonts present in WindowsApps (update 13.0.0.2646, the fonts acquired on Microsoft® Store).

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Re: Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by ClintGoss » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:25 am

Pyanepsion wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:43 am
... the automatic addition of the fonts present in WindowsApps (update 13.0.0.2646, the fonts acquired on Microsoft® Store).
I am curious what this means ...

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Re: Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:35 am

Open Installed Fonts now shows all installed fonts. Previously it would miss on the ones installed through Microsoft Store.
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Re: Text in Windows Font Settings Tool

Post by Pyanepsion » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:37 am

I shouldn't have used Google Translate :)
When you buy a font on Microsoft Store or download a free font from there, it goes into the Program/WindowsApps folder and it was not accessible to FontCreator unless you know its exact path and have the permissions to access this protected folder. FontCreator now knows how to load them automatically into its system font list, as most software does.

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