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Subject:Re: MS Windows Typography From:Michael Lewis <lewism -at- BRANDLE -dot- COM -dot- AU> Date:Wed, 8 Apr 1998 00:02:39 +1000
Oops. Make that a notebook with 24MB of RAM. Sorry about the perfunctory
Michael Lewis wrote:
> As far as I can figure, it depends on how you manage your font files. I
> use Adobe Type Manager, and have absolutely no problem with 4 weight /
> style combinations (such as regular, bold, italic, bolditalic). ATM can
> also manage TT fonts, and I like the way it supports "sets" so that you
> can organise fonts by job, client, or (as in my case) application. I
> have ATM running under Win 95 on a 486 notebook with only 2MB of RAM, as
> well as on a Pentium Pro 200 with 32 MB, and another couple of boxes in
> Michael Fraase wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > 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
> > Option-Shift-hyphen.
> > Thanks kindly.
> > --
> > Michael Fraase, proprietor
> > ARTS & FARCES
> > mfraase -at- farces -dot- com
> > http://www.farces.com/
> Michael Lewis
> Brandle Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia
> PO Box 1249, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
> Suite 8, The Watertower, 1 Marian St, Redfern 2016
> Tel +61-2-9310-2224 ... Fax +61-2-9310-5056
Brandle Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia
PO Box 1249, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
Suite 8, The Watertower, 1 Marian St, Redfern 2016 http://www.brandle.com.au/~lewism
Tel +61-2-9310-2224 ... Fax +61-2-9310-5056