Maryland Font Request

Hi,
I need to locate a font called "Maryland", that was released by Brother in 1993 based on the visible properties.
I wish to use it to make some certificates - which are PDF's.
So I need the embeddable version.

The version I have is installable only!

I have looked at a few font sites on the web but have not managed to locate it.

regards
TheTimp
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lherrouCommented:
thetimp,

If the font has embedding permissions turned off, then that is a licensing issue. If you check the font properties, you may be able to determine which foundry originally made the font (it wouldn't have been made by Brother themselves), and check with them to see if you can get a license that permits embedding.

Cheers,
LHerrou
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Hi

That sounds great, but I cant see any notation about the foundry..

Here is a screenshot of the properties

regards
TheTimp
MarylandFontDetails.PNG
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lherrouCommented:
Well, installable should be a greater level of permissions than you need to simply embed the font - it means that the recipient of a document with the font embedded it in can install the font from the embedded version (see http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/info/embedding.html for details on the levels of font permissions).

So, it would seem that there is some other issue at play here. What happens when you try to embed it in your PDFs?
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Hi,

The PDF is generated through Crystal Reports on a Website.
When the report is displayed on the website, the font is correct.

To print or save the report Crystal generates the report as a PDF.
During generation the font is substituted with another..

I opened wordpad on the server and was able to create a rtf document using the font - so it is definitely installed..

regards
TheTimp
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lherrouCommented:
Can you generate a PDF of your rtf document (perhaps by using a PDF printer driver), and if so, is the font retained?

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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Hi,

sorry for the delay, I was looking at some other fonts as options, but havent found one the client is happy with..

I created a pdf of the rtf on the server (with cute pdf) and it rendered the font correctly - no substitution..


Looks like the issue may be a security or a crystal specific one perhpas?



regards
TheTimp
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lherrouCommented:
Yes, and I would lean towards an issue with Crystal Reports and their PDF generation.
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

fingers crossed someone has seen tis before...

regards
theTimp
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mlmccCommented:
As I recall exporting a report to PDF doesn't embed the fonts.

http://forums.sdn.sap.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1108473

mlmcc
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lherrouCommented:
thetimp,

Is the solution at the end of that thread from mlmcc workable for you - i.e. exporting to a Word Editable file and then using Word to produce the PDF? I know it's an extra step, but I'm not sure there are any other options.

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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Unfortunately i can't expect users of the website to go through multiple steps to print the report. :-(

I find it dissapointing that crystal is unable to use any font installed on the machine to generate the PDF; especially when it can use that font to render its own report, or generate a RTF/ Word Doc.

I am still searching for options... or at least a list of fonts that can be used...

I wonder if the issue would be resolved if i moved to the full version of crystal reports - rather than using the version supplied by visual studio 2008?

regards
theTimp
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mlmccCommented:
It might be resolved.  The version in VS is a special version with somewhat limited capabilities.  One of the reasons for supplying it was to get users wanting Crystal and hopefully spur further sales to get the additional features.

mlmcc
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I have emailed crystal, but they said to check thier fprums.

It would be a bugger to spend the $$ only to find out thats not the case...

Perhaps i should look at what happens in VS2010 first??

regards
theTimp
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mlmccCommented:
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
No Luck yet. Have not been able to use any non standard fonts.
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mlmccCommented:
I don't know.  I haven't had a reason to do much fancy export to PDF.

mlmcc
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Looks like the issue was with the fact the font was blocked

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1155-fonts-install.html

Looks ok now...

regards
theTimp
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