MainType - Support - Frequently Asked Questions


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Q: Is MainType available for a Mac?
Q: I can't see my vector, raster and multiple master fonts, how can I enable them?
Q: What is PANOSE?
Q: Can I change the Preview Text?
Q: Is your user-manual available in other languages?

Q: Is MainType available for a Mac?

A: No, the software runs on Windows only.

Q: I can't see my vector, raster and multiple master fonts, how can I enable them?

A: These fonts are no longer used by the majority of desktop software, so we've decided to no longer support them.

Q: What is PANOSE?

A: It is a method of classifying fonts by giving them a number. See this forum topic.

Q: Can I change the Preview Text?

A: Yes, the preview text items, used as preview text in the font list panel, can be changed. Just type in the edit field, or go to the Options window to change, add or delete preview text items.

Q: Is your user-manual available in other languages?

A: No, our user-manuals are currently only available in English.