The family way

Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2008 Dec 22, 2008

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Is there a way of grouping a set of fonts into a family?

I'm using Today SB, a set of twenty Type 1 fonts. In applications (including
FontExplorer) they display as twenty discrete fonts, not grouped as a family
as other fonts are. It's a nuisance.

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Michael

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Participant ,
Dec 22, 2008 Dec 22, 2008

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Not as a user. Family listing is determined by the application, using information within the font. This has resulted in weirdness in the past, like when Helvetica Light and Helvetica Black were familied(??) together, resulting in a lot of neophytes using the Black as the bold for Light, which should never (almost always) be done.

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Dec 23, 2008 Dec 23, 2008

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...unless you're doing an in-your-face instruction manual. <lol><br /><br />Neil

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 28, 2008 Dec 28, 2008

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Just to clarify, this can be done, but it requires editing a number of fields in the font to do it properly. Besides questions of doing this correctly, there are several issues. Most notably:

1) Most font licensing terms don't allow such modifications (Adobe's license being a notable exception).

2) Your modified fonts would then be incompatible with other people's versions. If you share your documents or collaborate, that could be an issue.

Cheers,

T

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Thanks Thomas. I won't meddle.

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