Contents of the READ.ME file
01/10/90 **** DOCUMENTATION ****
Please use this typeface at your own risk. Though it has been
thoroughly tested with PageMaker,Notepad Write, and Ventura
Publisher neither Steve Shubitz nor Published Perfection! is
responsible for any adverse actions which might occur through the
use of DIEGO1. Permission is hereby granted to Compuserve to post
this on their system for downloading by subscribers. (C) 1989
Steve Shubitz * Published Perfection! * Authorization granted to
distribute by any other means as long as the contents of this zip
file are not altered.
QUICK START FOR WINDOWS USERS
To use this PostScript typeface with Windows you MUST have the
MICROGRAFX PostScript Driver 2.1 Version. Simply copy Diego1.pfa
and Diego1.wfm to the directory you have told the MGX driver you
keep your downloadable fonts in. On most systems this will be
\psfonts. Next delete mgxps.fit from this
same directory. Then launch Windows and gain access to the driver
through PageMaker or control.exe. Either download Diego1 to your
printer or leave it's status as inline.
Next select DIEGO1 so it appears in your list of
typefaces and is shown as downloaded or inline. Start PageMaker
and open the supplied publication called Diego1.pm3. It's a 7 page
document and will show you how the characters are mapped above 125
along with two Postscript files using Diego1. Kerning examples are
also provided along with character samples. At the very least you
should keep the print out of page 1 for future reference since it
tells you how to access these characters in PageMaker.
If you try and print all 7 pages in one print job on some systems
your print job may abort. Changing your transmission retry setting
to 500 via control.exe may cure this problem. In that case print
each page separately or select re-try. Some systems may experience
better luck completing this 8 page print out if DIEGO1 is selected
as Inline....it's your choice.
QUICK START FOR VENTURA PUBLISHER USERS
Copy DIEGO1.afm and DIEGO1.pfa to the directory you keep your
PostScript fonts in. On most systems this will be c:\psfonts. If
you want to check the location open postscpt.cnf which is in your
Ventura directory. I have also enclosed DIEGO1.wid which assigns
number 301 to DIEGO1. If this does not conflict with your system
just copy it to your Ventura directory. If it does you will have
to run afmtovfm and vfmtowid. DIEGO1.lst is also enclosed for just
this purpose. After completing these steps you are ready to start
VP and use DIEGO1. Screen fonts will be substituted in by VP. The
choice of weather to use DIEGO1 as downloaded or resident is up to
you. If you select resident then use the proper utility to
download DIEGO1 to your printer before you run VP. If you wish to
see the mapping for the extended characters load charset.chp.
Select DIEGO1 as the font for this document and print it. Retain
this 2 page print out for future reference. Please consult your
manuals if you need further help.
COREL DRAW USE
A file called diego1.afm is also provided for your use. One of
it's uses is to allow you to convert Diego1 for use with Corel
Draw. Launch WFNBOSS and select Substitution and tell it where
DIEGO1.afm is located and then convert it to CD's own .wfn format.
Once the conversion is complete close WFNBOSS and launch CD.
DIEGO1 will appear as the last entry in the list of available
typefaces. I use FREEPORT for a screen display. Please consult
your Manuals if you need further help.
Diego1 was originally created by Fontographer Version 3.0.4
(Nimbus Q hinting) on the MAC for a client. It is named after the
city I live in (San Diego) and exudes the same casual feeling as
the city. It was designed as a display face with a subtle
Calligraphy effect. You will notice that cap heights are not all
the same as well as x height. This is by design. Another
consideration was output at low resolution and that means 300 DPI
so their is a boldness to it which is part of it's flavor also.
Without the help of a number of people this typeface would have
never been possible. Altsys Corporation for Fontographer. Judy
Thorn for her original hand drawn creation of Diego1. Technical
advice and words of encouragement from Barry "NOS" Sher,Pat
Beirne,Kathleen Tinkel,Stephen Owades,and Eldor Gemst. To the best
of my knowledge Diego1 is the FIRST Shareware fully functional
PostScript typeface for Windows and Ventura Publisher.
You will notice that Diego1 is over 70K. This is
because all possible characters have been mapped. As a matter of
fact more characters are mapped than most of the fine third party
faces as well as the resident typefaces in your printer. Their is
a haphazard mapping sometimes evident in the extended character
set. This was caused by the long and tedious process of
deciphering the encoding and the translation and patching of same
from the MAC to the PC. I have tried to provide most of the
foreign language characters as well as some useful graphics that
most typefaces do not contain like enlarged quotes,arrows, and 3
different sized bullets to name a few. Please study your page 1
printout from the supplied PageMaker publication. If you are a
Ventura Publisher user load charset.chp to determine the mapping
for DIEGO1. Future releases will follow the Adobe encoding more
closely where applicable.
I NEED YOUR INPUT
If Diego1 is output at higher resolutions than 300 DPI I would
appreciate a sample. Your thoughts are always welcome for future
Perhaps your user manual or a fine bit of research on the use of
the MGX driver which is available on CIS in the msapp library 1
called MGX.NOS. by Barry "NOS" Sher (CIS# 76200,3631)
If you find Diego1 of use and wish to help insure the development
of future low cost high quality PostScript typefaces please send
$10.00 along with your name and address indicating weather you
wish to register the MAC or PC version to:
7486 La Jolla Blvd. Suite 552
La Jolla CA. 92037
CIS # 72047,3402
If you use Diego1 and don't register it you won't help me much and
certainly won't receive upgrades or future releases of other
typefaces for Shareware evaluation. If and when the Type 1 specs
become available and Altsys releases Metamorphis or any utility to
better hint at low rez and small point size registered users will
get an upgrade at a nominal cost.
Support is available by phone or via CIS. I am available for large
Electronic Publishing jobs as well as Consulting using Windows. If
you desire a custom typeface or conversion of Type 3 Fontographer
faces from the MAC to the PC please contact me for specific
quotes. It is the humble opinion of yours truly that Diego1 is
equal to or exceeds any Type 3 PostScript typeface available
today. Manny have suggested that I sell the face in the retail
market like most other vendors and only release a "crippled"
version for Shareware Evaluation. That's a subtle hint that I need
YOUR support for continued success. If Shareware works then that's
the way all future typefaces will be released and that is my
preferred method at the present time. We currently have 12 more
PostScript typefaces under development.
Version 1.2 tweaks the kerning tables and spacing and resolved the
mystery of printing when DIEGO1 is selected as Inline using the
MGX PostScript Driver. Further conversion and patching was
completed for proper use with Ventura Publisher.
Version 1.1 fixes most of the garbled kerning pairs as
well as spacing problems that were evident in Version 1.0.
Version 1.0 Our first try with a few rough edges.