Naming - Advanced Naming

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More and more fonts also have some other naming fields embedded. These are made available through the Advanced Naming window where you can enter some specific Font vendor and Designer descriptions. Normally these are only available for the Windows Platform and language English - United States.

 

Font Vendor

Manufacturer Name

Font Vendor Link

URL of font vendor (with protocol, e.g., http://, ftp://). If a unique serial number is embedded in the URL, it can be used to register the font.

Font Designer

Name of the designer of the typeface.

Font Designer Link

URL of typeface designer (with protocol, e.g., http://, ftp://).

License Agreement

Description of how the font may be legally used, or different example scenarios for licensed use. This field should be written in plain language, not legalese.

License Agreement Link

URL where additional licensing information can be found.

Description

Description of the typeface. Can contain revision information, usage recommendations, history, features, etc.

Compatible Full (Macintosh only)

On the Macintosh, the menu name is constructed using the FOND resource. This usually matches the Full Name. If you want the name of the font to appear differently than the Full Name, you can insert the Compatible Full Name in this field.

Preferred Family (Windows only)

In Windows, the Family name is displayed in the font menu; the Subfamily name is presented as the Style name. For historical reasons, font families have contained a maximum of four styles, but font designers may group more than four fonts to a single family. The Preferred Family and Preferred Subfamily IDs allow font designers to include the preferred family/subfamily groupings. These IDs are only present if they are different from fields Font Family name and Font Subfamily name.

Preferred Subfamily (Windows only)

In Windows, the Family name is displayed in the font menu; the Subfamily name is presented as the Style name. For historical reasons, font families have contained a maximum of four styles, but font designers may group more than four fonts to a single family. The Preferred Family and Preferred Subfamily fields allow font designers to include the preferred family/subfamily groupings. These fields are only present if they are different from fields Font Family name and Font Subfamily name.

Sample Text

This can be the font name, or any other text that the designer thinks is the best sample to display the font in.

PostScript CID Findfont Name

Its presence in a font means that the Postscript name field in the Naming window holds a PostScript font name that is meant to be used with the "composefont" invocation in order to invoke the font in a PostScript interpreter.

This field must be restricted to the printable ASCII subset, codes 33 through 126, except for the 10 characters: '[', ']', '(', ')', '{', '}', '<', '>', '/', '%'.