Re: Will downloading Helvetica ......
- From: "Thomas Ferguson" <zone@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 02:34:53 -0300
A pre-fixed PS, if I may :
The win.ini entries are for "legacy" purposes. In particular, any 16 bit
applications that might be on the system. There are not likely many
entries in the file if Windows XP was a clean install. There will be
many if the system was updated from Windows 3.xx, through Windows 9x to
The printer driver might have a font substitution table (PCL and
PostScript drivers for example). This data gets written to the Windows
registry but is best modified from the driver.
If you want to look at relevant registry entries:
My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Font
(I suggest you make no changes here)
Note: The registry also contains a list of installed Type 1 fonts.
Make sure you set a restoration point in Start All Programs
Accessories System Tools System Restore or otherwise back up the
registry before making any changes.
Just to be clear: Windows XP will install PostScript Type 1 fonts
without conversion. (Multiple-master fonts can be installed. While
Windows XP will not generate "instances", it will use the base fonts.)
I hope Miss Perspicacia Tick will forgive the
bruise to the English language implied by the
peculiar notion of a pre-fixed postscript. ;-)
"RSD99" <rsdwla.NOSPAM@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
: You have to remove any font substitutions that may exist on your
: machine. You *will* find at least one line somewhere in "The Registry"
: Win.ini that substitutes Arial for Helvetica. "It's a Micro$cum thing"
: they literally hate (1) The PostScript page description language and
: and (2) Linotype and/or Adobe fonts ... obviously preferring TrueType
: Monotype (now apparently also known as "Ascendor") fonts.
: Font Substitutions
: Obtain any version of Helvetica and install. Since it is a Windows
: it will probably be easier to use a TrueType or OpenType version
: TTF conversions from PostScript ... they are *always* lower quality
: the original font), but PostSript can be used just as easily.
: <miscellaneousmedia@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
: > I have both a mac and a winxp machine. one thing i love is the way
: > helvetica type looks, say, in the mac mail app. is this the screen
: > simply a matter or buyng and dowloading helvetica for my windows
: > machine? caveats?
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