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  • Carole Aldrich
    I believe that the .pfb and .pfm files are the PC equivalent of the postscript screen and printer font on a Mac. You were clearly not given all the truetype
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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      I believe that the .pfb and .pfm files are the PC equivalent of the
      postscript screen and printer font on a Mac. You were clearly not
      given all the truetype fonts you needed of Guardi. It is very
      difficult to ascertain font names on a PC because, as you can see,
      their names are pretty cryptic. The only way to actually see their
      real names is with a font management program such as Adobe Type
      Manager. I have Guardi in a postscript Mac font. I could send your
      service bureau the set if that is considered OK to do for you to
      output your job.

      On Sep 5, 2008, at 10:30 AM, parallel_imp wrote:

      > I need to make some photopolymner plates for someone who did the
      > design work on a PC using the TTF font Guardi, in Pagemaker. My
      > service bureau intended to convert the PC TTF font to a Mac version
      > and open the document in Mac Pagemaker 6.5.
      > As font files I was sent "GUI_____.TTF", "GUI_____.PFB" and
      > "GUI_____.PFM". One would not open in Fontographer, one opened as
      > Guardi italic and the other as Guardi 56 italic, no roman or boldface
      > present. The service bureau had the same result.
      > Any ideas what is happening here? Incomplete font or improper
      > processing?
      > thanks, Eric Holub, SF
      >
      >
      >



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    • Aaron
      Can the person that did the work make a pdf? If the person makes a high res pdf with the fonts embedded it will work. I deal with pdf files from customers from
      Message 2 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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        Can the person that did the work make a pdf? If the person makes a
        high res pdf with the fonts embedded it will work.
        I deal with pdf files from customers from all over the country. I am
        production manager of a weekly newspaper and that is how we get ads
        from outside designers.
        Aaron Poscovsky
        --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "parallel_imp" <Megalonyx@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > I need to make some photopolymner plates for someone who did the
        > design work on a PC using the TTF font Guardi, in Pagemaker. My
        > service bureau intended to convert the PC TTF font to a Mac version
        > and open the document in Mac Pagemaker 6.5.
        > As font files I was sent "GUI_____.TTF", "GUI_____.PFB" and
        > "GUI_____.PFM". One would not open in Fontographer, one opened as
        > Guardi italic and the other as Guardi 56 italic, no roman or
        boldface
        > present. The service bureau had the same result.
        > Any ideas what is happening here? Incomplete font or improper
        > processing?
        > thanks, Eric Holub, SF
        >
      • Peter Fraterdeus
        Incomplete font. The client should produce a PDF, any other method is fraught with hassles! Sending the font to the service bureau is not OK for commercially
        Message 3 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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          Incomplete font. The client should produce a PDF, any other method is
          fraught with hassles!

          "Sending the font" to the service bureau is not OK for commercially
          licensed fonts.

          Cheers!

          Peter
          alphabets.com


          On 5 Sep 2008, at 12:56 PM, Carole Aldrich wrote:

          > I believe that the .pfb and .pfm files are the PC equivalent of the
          > postscript screen and printer font on a Mac. You were clearly not
          > given all the truetype fonts you needed of Guardi. It is very
          > difficult to ascertain font names on a PC because, as you can see,
          > their names are pretty cryptic. The only way to actually see their
          > real names is with a font management program such as Adobe Type
          > Manager. I have Guardi in a postscript Mac font. I could send your
          > service bureau the set if that is considered OK to do for you to
          > output your job.
          >
          > On Sep 5, 2008, at 10:30 AM, parallel_imp wrote:
          >
          >> I need to make some photopolymner plates for someone who did the
          >> design work on a PC using the TTF font Guardi, in Pagemaker. My
          >> service bureau intended to convert the PC TTF font to a Mac version
          >> and open the document in Mac Pagemaker 6.5.
          >> As font files I was sent "GUI_____.TTF", "GUI_____.PFB" and
          >> "GUI_____.PFM". One would not open in Fontographer, one opened as
          >> Guardi italic and the other as Guardi 56 italic, no roman or boldface
          >> present. The service bureau had the same result.
          >> Any ideas what is happening here? Incomplete font or improper
          >> processing?
          >> thanks, Eric Holub, SF
          >>
          >>
          >>

          Peter Fraterdeus
          Exquisite Letterpress
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        • Aaron
          I miss the old days when I used a Linotype or hand set type. You didn t have font problem when you took a lead form or engraving to a printer to print for you.
          Message 4 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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            I miss the old days when I used a Linotype or hand set type.
            You didn't have font problem when you took a lead form or engraving
            to a printer to print for you.
            Aaron
            --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Lamsland <lamsland1@...> wrote:
            >
            > I think either they have an incomplete set or didn't fully provide
            > all the files.
            >
            > http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/guardi/
            >
            >
            >
            > Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
            > Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae
            >
            > On Sep 5, 2008, at 1:30 PM, parallel_imp wrote:
            >
            > > I need to make some photopolymner plates for someone who did the
            > > design work on a PC using the TTF font Guardi, in Pagemaker. My
            > > service bureau intended to convert the PC TTF font to a Mac
            version
            > > and open the document in Mac Pagemaker 6.5.
            > > As font files I was sent "GUI_____.TTF", "GUI_____.PFB" and
            > > "GUI_____.PFM". One would not open in Fontographer, one opened as
            > > Guardi italic and the other as Guardi 56 italic, no roman or
            boldface
            > > present. The service bureau had the same result.
            > > Any ideas what is happening here? Incomplete font or improper
            > > processing?
            > > thanks, Eric Holub, SF
            > >
            > >
            >
            >
            >
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            >
          • Scott Rubel
            Ah, the old days, when the customer would say, That s nice, but can you just increase the font size a little bit? --Scott ... [Non-text portions of this
            Message 5 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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              Ah, the old days, when the customer would say, "That's nice, but can you
              just increase the font size a little bit?" --Scott

              Aaron wrote:
              > I miss the old days when I used a Linotype or hand set type.
              > You didn't have font problem when you took a lead form or engraving
              > to a printer to print for you.
              > Aaron
              > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Lamsland <lamsland1@...> wrote:
              >
              >> I think either they have an incomplete set or didn't fully provide
              >> all the files.
              >>
              >> http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/guardi/
              >>
              >>
              >>
              >> Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
              >> Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae
              >>
              >> On Sep 5, 2008, at 1:30 PM, parallel_imp wrote:
              >>
              >>
              >>> I need to make some photopolymner plates for someone who did the
              >>> design work on a PC using the TTF font Guardi, in Pagemaker. My
              >>> service bureau intended to convert the PC TTF font to a Mac
              >>>
              > version
              >
              >>> and open the document in Mac Pagemaker 6.5.
              >>> As font files I was sent "GUI_____.TTF", "GUI_____.PFB" and
              >>> "GUI_____.PFM". One would not open in Fontographer, one opened as
              >>> Guardi italic and the other as Guardi 56 italic, no roman or
              >>>
              > boldface
              >
              >>> present. The service bureau had the same result.
              >>> Any ideas what is happening here? Incomplete font or improper
              >>> processing?
              >>> thanks, Eric Holub, SF
              >>>
              >>>
              >>>
              >>
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              >>
              >>
              >
              >
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            • Gerald Lange
              Eric If you still need the info I have conversion sequences for TT to PS1 and PC to Mac, using Fontographer. These are from the old Altsys underground
              Message 6 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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                Eric

                If you still need the info I have conversion sequences for TT to PS1 and
                PC to Mac, using Fontographer. These are from the old Altsys
                "underground manual." I use them all the time.

                Gerald

                parallel_imp wrote:
                > I need to make some photopolymner plates for someone who did the
                > design work on a PC using the TTF font Guardi, in Pagemaker. My
                > service bureau intended to convert the PC TTF font to a Mac version
                > and open the document in Mac Pagemaker 6.5.
                > As font files I was sent "GUI_____.TTF", "GUI_____.PFB" and
                > "GUI_____.PFM". One would not open in Fontographer, one opened as
                > Guardi italic and the other as Guardi 56 italic, no roman or boldface
                > present. The service bureau had the same result.
                > Any ideas what is happening here? Incomplete font or improper
                > processing?
                > thanks, Eric Holub, SF
                >
                >
                >
                > ------------------------------------
                >
                > Yahoo! Groups Links
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
              • Iohannes Daubmannus
                GUI_____.PFM and GUI_____.PFB are the files of pc type-1 font italic typeface, i guess (GUardy Italic) GUI_____.TTF is the file of (the same, I guess)
                Message 7 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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                  GUI_____.PFM and GUI_____.PFB are the files of pc type-1 font italic
                  typeface, i guess (GUardy Italic)
                  GUI_____.TTF is the file of (the same, I guess) true-type font italic typeface.

                  Is roman or bold typeface really used in the work?

                  I think it's better to send a PDF with all fonts embeded.
                • Iohannes Daubmannus
                  .pfb is pc type1 outline file .pfm is pc type1 metrics file that s enough for pc type1 fontface. .ttf file is the only file needed as pc true-type fontface.
                  Message 8 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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                    .pfb is pc type1 outline file
                    .pfm is pc type1 metrics file
                    that's enough for pc type1 fontface.

                    .ttf file is the only file needed as pc true-type fontface.

                    fontfaces are grouped as fontfamily in menu by data recorded in file
                    info (inside file), but lonely typeface will still work.

                    guess, you have lonely typeface, italic, in true-type and type1 variants.
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