Font question

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by nicrose, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. nicrose macrumors member

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    How do I know if a ffil font is a screen font or a printer font? Is there a way to tell by looking at the file or something? I'm looking at Onyx font in particular.

    Also how can I tell if I have the printer version of a ttf font?

    Is there a really good place to buy cheap fonts for print output?

    Thank you.

    Nic-rose
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    ffil (lowercase) is an old style screen font. You won't see these much today.

    FFIL (all caps) can be more "interesting":

    - For TrueType, the convention is to have the FFIL contain everything.

    - For old-style PostScript, the convention is for the FFIL (font suitcase) file to contain the display stuff, and a separate LWFN (often has a custom icon, Get Info in Finder will call it a PostScript Type 1 outline Font) to have the printer font.

    For the newer formats (.dfont, .otf, .ttf), you can ignore this silliness.
     

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