Properties - Extended

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Properties - Extended

The Extended page is used to alter the Additional Naming and Additional Font Styles fields. On the Font menu, click Properties, and then click the Extended tab.

Additional Naming

Typographic Family & Typographic 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 Typographic Family and Typographic 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.

WWS Family

The WWS Family name *

WWS Subfamily

The WWS Subfamily name *

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: '[', ']', '(', ')', '{', '}', '<', '>', '/', '%'.

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.

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.

Additional Font Styles

These are rarely used styles that indicate the font is primarily a decorative or special purpose font.

Underscore: Characters are underscored

Strikeout: Characters are overstruck

Negative: Characters have their foreground and background reversed

Outlined: Outline (hollow) characters, otherwise they are solid

Oblique: Font contains oblique characters (available if Version is set to 4 or higher on the General tab)

Size-specific Design Selection Mechanism

These fields are used for fonts with multiple optical styles. When working across multiple optical fonts, there should be no intentional gaps or overlaps in the ranges.

From: This value (in points) is the lower value of the size range for which this font has been designed. The value is inclusive—meaning that the font was designed to work best at this point size through, but not including, the point size indicated To. When used with other optical fonts that set From and To, it would be expected that another font has this same value as this entry in the To field, unless this font is designed for the lowest size range.

To: This value (in points) is the upper value of the size range for which this font has been designed. The value is exclusive—meaning that the font was designed to work best below this point size down to the From threshold. When used with other optical fonts that set From and To, it would be expected that another font has this same value as this entry in the From field, unless this font is designed for the highest size range.

 

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