Font Family (typeface) Settings and Flags

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Font Family (typeface) Settings and Flags

If you want to make a bold font out of a regular font, you also need to make all your glyph outlines bold. This can be easily accomplished through the transform features, using the Medium to Bold script. There are several other scripts that can make a font thin, italic, etc.

 

If the font already contains bold outlines, but is recognized as a regular font, then you need to change a few settings on the Font Properties dialog:

On the Identification tab:

Font Subfamily

Weight

Bold checkbox

Italic checkbox

Italic Angle

 

On the Characteristics tab:

PANOSE Weight

 

How to make fonts work like a family?

Windows comes with several typefaces (font families) that are made up with more than 4 fonts. To name a few; Calibri contains 6 fonts, Segoe UI comes with 12 fonts and Sitka is king with 24 fonts. The trick to make this work is fairly straightforward; however you need to be consistent. For example a typeface named "GreatFace" with 10 fonts:

Font

Font Family

Font Subfamily

Typographic Family

Typographic Subfamily

Width

Weight

GreatFace Narrow

GreatFace Narrow

Regular

GreatFace

Narrow

Condensed

400 - Normal

GreatFace Narrow Italic

GreatFace Narrow

Italic

GreatFace

Narrow Italic

Condensed

400 - Normal

GreatFace Light

GreatFace Light

Regular

GreatFace

Light

Medium

300 - Light

GreatFace Light Italic

GreatFace Light

Italic

GreatFace

Light Italic

Medium

300 - Light

GreatFace Regular

GreatFace

Regular

 

 

Medium

400 - Normal

GreatFace Italic

GreatFace

Italic

 

 

Medium

400 - Normal

GreatFace Bold

GreatFace

Bold

 

 

Medium

700 - Bold

GreatFace Bold Italic

GreatFace

Bold Italic

 

 

Medium

700 - Bold

GreatFace Black

GreatFace Black

Regular

GreatFace

Black

Medium

900 - Black

GreatFace Black Italic

GreatFace Black

Italic

GreatFace

Black Italic

Medium

900 - Black

 

Font

Bold

Italic

Italic Angle

PANOSE Weight

PANOSE Proportion

GreatFace Narrow

 

 

 

5 or 6 (Book or Medium)

6 - Condensed

GreatFace Narrow Italic

 

YES

12

5 or 6 (Book or Medium)

6 - Condensed

GreatFace Light

 

 

 

3 - Light

2, 3, or 4

GreatFace Light Italic

 

YES

12

3 - Light

2, 3, or 4

GreatFace Regular

 

 

 

5 or 6 (Book or Medium)

2, 3, or 4

GreatFace Italic

 

YES

12

5 or 6 (Book or Medium)

2, 3, or 4

GreatFace Bold

YES

 

 

8 - Bold

2, 3, or 4

GreatFace Bold Italic

YES

YES

12

8 - Bold

2, 3, or 4

GreatFace Black

Y/N

 

 

10 - Black

2, 3, or 4

GreatFace Black Italic

Y/N

YES

12

10 - Black

2, 3, or 4

All these settings and flags can be modified through the settings on the Font Properties dialog.