MS Windows Typography

Subject: MS Windows Typography
From: Michael Fraase <mfraase -at- FARCES -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 11:05:20 -0500


I'm finalizing the decision to migrate full-time from the Mac platform to
MS Windows. The only Windows box I have is an old H-P 486 server running
Windows NT, and if you run NT you know why I can't do any productivity
application testing on that machine. For those of you that don't,
understand that the machine is pretty solid so long as I leave it
absolutely alone. If I even look cross-eyed at it, up comes the blue
screen of death.

I have two pressing questions:

1. Is it possible to install and use more than two weights of a
PostScript Type-1 typeface on Windows 9x and/or Windows NT?
For example, if I want to use a typeface with regular, semi-
bold, and bold weights, is it possible to install and use
all three? Last time I checked, it was possible to use any
two of the three, but not all three. Last time I checked,
it wasn't possible. This is especially troubling because the
FrameMaker documentation set indicates that it's possible to
use lots of instances of a multiple master typeface.

2. Is it possible to enter special characters (em-dash, en-dash,
ellipsis, etc.) from the keyboard with a single key plus a
modifier sequence? For example, on the Mac an em-dash is

Thanks kindly.

Michael Fraase, proprietor
mfraase -at- farces -dot- com

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