Re: Altering fonts
- --- In PPLetterpress@y..., Brian Allen <allenprinter@y...> wrote:
> Gerald -file in
> I expect you've been a little lucky. When you open the printer font
> Fontographer the first time and then generate a new Mac font + bitmapthat FOG
> suitcase, a new FOND number is randomly generated. If you reopen
> database file to make further alterations, Fontographer keeps thatsame FOND
> ID when generating the new font files. This is where you might getfooled
> and not see a change you thought you made.the font
> Generally speaking, when a font is downloaded to an output device,
> ID is checked. If a laser printer, say, already has something with thatand will
> number, theoretically it won't download a new font with the same ID
> use the font data it had already cached. But with the level ofcomplexity
> now between operating systems, ATM, printer drivers, etc., it's hardto know
> what goes on!(And I'm
> At work when I'm testing changes to PostScript fonts I reboot everything
> between new installations, to be confident I am seeing the latest.
> using a specific FOND ID throughout the production cycle, so that'sa reason
> for continual rebooting.)A long, long time ago a tech at Altsys told me never to regenerate
> Brian Allen
from one of their database files so I've always just tossed them.
Guess that was good advice.
I note that FontLab constructs a ghost font during the entire process,
somehow linking this with ATM (for the previews), and then dumps it
when the font is saved.. I've been tossing their database files as
well. Though I suspect one should start saving the AFM files as we
move ever closer to current and forthcoming technologies. (?).