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The problem:  I created a font with Type Designer (Windows) and I can't get it to display in Netscape 3 (Win95) using FONT FACE.  My guess is that I designed an "incomplete" font, but I don't know enough about True Type fonts to figure out what to do next.

I've tried the newsgroups, but I'm not getting any help.  Here is what I have posted:

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OK, I haven't received any suggestions on my font problem (see below),
but I think I've made some progress.  I'm stumbling around in the dark
here, so I could really use some of your expertise out there...

Let me submit some of my findings.

Exhibit A:
Netscape 3 (Win95) doesn't seem to display fonts that the Type Designer
program wants to import as "Script: Symbol".  It will display fonts that
Type Designer wants to import as "Script: Western".

Exhibit B:
When I export documents in RTF format using my font, its entry in the
RTF font table has an "\fcharset2", which means SYMBOL_CHARSET
(instead of ANSI_CHARSET).

Exhibits A and B lead me to believe that I don't have enough of the
characters defined in my font to make it a "real" font that Netscape 3
(Win95) will approve of.

I looked in Microsoft's True Type font Specifications (ttspec.zip) in
Chapter 4 on Character Sets, but it doesn't seem to answer my question.

Does anyone know how to get a font to ditch it's "symbol font status"
using Type Designer?  Does anyone USE Type Designer?

David Youd (youd1@llnl.gov)  "I put the 'fun' in fundamentalism"
 
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In article <youd1-2804970955050001@dyoud.llnl.gov>, youd1@llnl.gov (David
Youd) wrote:

> (Posted to comp.fonts, comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html,
> comp.infosystems.www.browsers.misc)

> I have created a true type font with Type Designer (on Windows 95).

> I am using the following line of HTML:

>      <FONT FACE="My font name">Sample text</FONT>

> The font displays properly on Netscape Communicator 4.0p3 (win95), and on
> Internet Explorer 3.01b (win95).

> However, it reverts to a default font when displayed in Netscape 3.0
> (win95).  This is weird, because any other true type fonts I have on my
> system work with Netscape 3.0.  This happens on all of the Win 95 machines
> I have tried this on.  

> Is this a problem with the way I designed my font (i.e. didn't define
> every character), or is it something with Netscape 3.0 (i.e. only displays
> fonts available at time of Netscape's installation)??????

> All help greatly appreciated.  Please reply by e-mail.  (And let's please
> not start a thread here as to whether or not the use of FONT FACE is
> appropriate.  I fully realize its limitations)
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by:anusha
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Netscape 3.xx doesn't really recognize the font faces properly.
You  might want to try Netscape Nav 4.0(developer Ed)/MS IE4.0, cos that bug is fixed in these versions

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by:youd
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I know Navigator 4.0 works (I said that in my question).  I guess this may be more of a True Type font question, then a browser question.
But to restate, my question is how can I change my TT font so it is no longer a "symbol" font (whatever that means) so that Netscape 3.0 will dipslay it.  (Netscape 3.0 displays any other non "symbol" font I throw at it.)

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by:youd
ID: 1815986
Never mind, I got my question answered on USENET (weeks later).  Just as I thought, it had to do with how the font was
constructed.

It's obvious that you did not read my question before answering, and that you didn't check my comments.  What a waste of time.

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by:youd
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Now the question is, how do I delete this question?
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>Now the question is, how do I delete this question?
>

Contact the webmaster of this site and inform him or her that your question has been answered.
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by:youd
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Now there's a good answer.  You get 200 points.

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