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  • 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 1 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
      http://slowprint.com

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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 2 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
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
      • 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 3 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
          >>>
          >>>
          >>>
          >>
          >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >>
          >>
          >
          >
          >
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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 4 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 5 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 6 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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