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Hi there, masters.
I am stick with problem generating ExtraLight TT font for Windows.
Background: Local branch of global Co receives corporate font, designed specially for them elsewere.
There are Mac & PC versions, Mac PS1 have 8 members, from *ExtraLight to *Black.
PC TT versions has only 6 - *ExtraLight and *Black are missing.
Converted TT to WinXP (TransType, OS9 3-day demo). Opened, inspected and generated *ExtraLight in FL4.6 as Windows TT, font shows up in Font listings as expected, prints as expected BUT on screen (in OpenOffice, WordPad) looks very weird -- like baddly generated bold or something like that. Strangely, but in CorelDraw 11 its OK.
The catch is -- when doing the same MacPS1-WinTT conversion (as experiment) with *Light version, it looks good in same conditions.
Inspected outlines in FL, compared font settings ... nothing shows up. All settings (except weight differences and naming, of course) looks the same. But *ExtraLight shows weird, prints good.
Same with straight TransType generated Win TrueTupes for both -- same result -- *Light TT on WinXP OpenOffice looks good, *ExtraLight -- weird. Much to say, *ExtraLight source PS1 on Mac is perfect, both outlines and bitmap part.
Question is -- may be ExtraLigts on Win needs some special knowledge to get correct screen representations?
(I'm wondering that foreign designers who designed that font had the same problem -- that's why ExtraLight is missing on Windows side ... :-)