Family creation in FL

Toby's picture

Hi, if I have say two fonts and want them generated as a postscript type 1-family, where they show up in InDesign under the same family name... which is the easiest way to generate them? In FontLab 4.5 that is. I dont want one of them as a clickable bold. Thanks

twardoch's picture

Tobias,

The naming guidelines at:
http://groups.msn.com/fontlab/tipsandtricks.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=2843
and
http://groups.msn.com/fontlab/tipsandtricks.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=2638
should be useful. I also recommend getting Leslie Cabarga's book "Learn FontLab Fast":
http://www.logofontandlettering.com/

I consider it an essential addition to the FontLab manual.

Regards,
Adam Twardoch
Fontlab Ltd.

Toby's picture

Thank you

peterbruhn's picture

Adam, when trying to use these guidelines I've had no problems before.
But now when trying to generate a family (Mac PS1)which has nor regular and with some Style names that are a bit "unusual" I get problems with the suitcases. They all (the suitcases) want to be named the family name/FOND name. If I try to bundle them up togeter in one by choosing "All Possible" I get problems with duplicates especially with the Bold after checking the Bold field.

To get it right i had to open some of my old FOG generated fonts & checked how those naming convention looked in Fontlab. I then used those naming settings as a template & it worked. The font all show up as a part of a family in my font menues.

Can you confirm that this is the right way? Or did I miss something?

Attached are 2 images with the different info settings:

Fontlab settings:
Fontlab settings

FOG settings:

FOG settings

twardoch's picture

Peter,

I think you're doing the right thing. However, could you send me the fonts off-line to adam at fontlab dot com. I would like to analyze them.

Thanks,
Adam

peterbruhn's picture

on their way :-D

peterbruhn's picture

Adam, did you get the files?
Any thought's?

/peter

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