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    How to package complete font families?

    For Windows!

    when I open a design program and use the text tool, I down a sub menu appears showing me the fonts "Ligh - Normal - Bold - Etc" from a specific font, this happens almost every time I install a complete family.

    But sometimes when you installed the complete family is not packaged, ie submenu contains nothing, and to go through an example of "Light to Bold" have to go to a different source, which are not within the same family.

    This is very annoying for me. Do you know how I can package any complete family? or more forms of the same font name.

    Example Windows Panel of Control.


    I think it is called layered font families.

    I hope you can help me.

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    The problem here is that the fonts are not named in a Windows-friendly way.

    Many fonts on here are named "xxx Light", "xxx Book", "xxx Bold"..., which only pairs those up together. Instead, they should be named just "xxx", and then the Light, Book, Bold, ... should be specified later.



    As you can see here, the Family name has to be Copernicus, and then the Style name is the different ones.

    Correct: Copernicus; Heavy Italic.
    Incorrect: Copernicus Heavy; Italic. If the Family name is "Copernicus Heavy", then there will only be two of those (the roman and the italic).

    I have tried naming multi-layered fonts that way, but it doesn't seem to work on Windows. On Mac, it is fine. You might just have to name them separately (like Idler).
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    Ok then I have to change their names from "FONTLAB" (just have to get it) :) TSM

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    You could try Fontforge. I too was looking to achieve something similar and found a good resolution here: http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/10535/how-to-package-all-faces-of-a-font-into-one-family-file-mac

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    Not sure if you're still looking for a solution, but most font editors should have this capability (FontLab is my go-to, but sometimes it messes up; Fontographer also works). In FontLab you edit it in the 'File > Font Info' section - make sure the Family Name is the same, and change the width and weight accordingly. It's in Elements > Font Info for Fontographer, same process though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrt View Post
    You could try Fontforge. I too was looking to achieve something similar and found a good resolution here: http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/10535/how-to-package-all-faces-of-a-font-into-one-family-file-mac
    Ah, thanks for the share.

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