RE: no formatting marks for "Futura thin" font (in Word 2007 docs) ?!?!

Subject: RE: no formatting marks for "Futura thin" font (in Word 2007 docs) ?!?!
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:12:27 -0800

Monique Semp wrote:

> I'm not sure where the font files came from, but when I went looking
> for
> sources myself (theorizing that perhaps there's some problem with the
> font
> files that were sent to me), I found one set here:
> http://www.ffonts.net/Futura-Thin.font.download -- and indeed, in the
> Information section the non-printing characters do NOT appear in the
> Characters list, unlike the Characters list for the other fonts I
> happened
> to check.

I looked at several of the links that a search for Futura Thin brings up. None seem to be a reputable font vendor, and some look too shady for me to visit. The link you provided, for instance, immediately attempts to download/run FuturaThinFontInstaller.exe -- um, no-o-o.

Nobody seems to specify a foundry for this font. It appears to be one of the thousands of cheap-junk free TrueType fonts floating around, and I wouldn't use it for my product's documentation -- but I guess that's your client's decision.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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