Contents of the README.TXT file
Dear PC font user:
We at Altsys are proud to announce the availability of Fontographer 3.2, the
first Macintosh PostScript font program that can produce fonts for the ATM
(Adobe Type Manager) Windows environment on MS-DOS computers.
Accompanying this README.TXT file is the Architect font. Here is what
Hank Gillette (the font's developer) says about Architect:
Copyright, 1990 by Hank Gillette
Architect is a font that I whipped out one weekend (version 1.0). It
simulates hand printing of the type typically done by architects. It
was inspired by Adobe's font Tekton. It has a full set of letters,
numbers, and punctuation, and quite a few extra characters. I am
interested in comments about this font. You may contact me at my
Compuserve address of 73627,3612 or at my mail address:
432 Tyrella Ave.
Mt. View, CA 94043
Architect is free. If you send me money anyway, I won't give it back.
If enough people send money, I'll probably go out and buy a copy of the
real Tekton. (I don't think I have to worry about that.) You may freely
give away this font to your friends or upload it to your favorite
bulletin board. Please keep this text file with it if you do distribute
it. If you wish to get a copy directly me from me, please send a disk
and a stamped, self-addressed mailer. If you are a commercial
enterprise selling disks of shareware and freeware, you may not
distribute this font without my permission. If you sell it, you should
send the money to me.
Architect was generated with Fontographer 3.2. and is offered as is. To the
best of my knowledge, it will work with any PostScript printer that can
understand the Type 1 font format. Because it is a type 1 font it will work
with Adobe Type Manager. I will not accept responsibility if it doesn't
work for you or if you use it in an important report and your boss hates it
and fires you. So, beware!
1.3PCConverted to PC with Fontographer 3.2 by Earl Allen at Altsys.
1.3Minor fixes of some characters that showed white space rather than
solid black due to the way the characters were originally generated.
Changed some of the punctuation characters.
1.2Corrected a problem that caused the font not to work with ATM at
sizes larger than 72 points.
1.1Original release of Architect as a Type 1 font.
1.0Original release of Architect as a Type 3 font.
Architect is fully compatible with ATM for Windows, allowing it to be seen
on screen at any size, and print to any printer that has a Windows driver.
INSTALLING THE ARCHITECT FONT:
1. Copy the ARCHI___.PFB file to your \PSFONTS directory.
2. Copy the ARCHI___.PFM file to your \PSFONTS\PFM directory. (You can ignore
the .AFM file since it is not useful with Windows. It may be useful to people
running GEM applications, however.)
3. Open the ATM Control Panel and "Add..." Architect to your list of ATM
fonts. You will have to open the \PSFONTS\PFM directory to allow ATM to see
your Architect font.
4. If you have a PostScript printer, the following will be necessary. If your
printer does not have PostScript, ignore this step. Open your WIN.INI file
with the Windows Notepad program. (Do you have a backup of it? If not, make
one now.) At the end of the "softfonts" list, you will see something like:
You'll need to change this to:
Doing this allows the Windows PostScript driver to find your .PFB file and
download it to your PostScript printer. DO NOT use a semicolon between the two
entries or you will cause some rather unpleasant problems.
You should now exit Windows and restart. Architect will now show up in
your Windows programs' font menus and you'll be able to choose it and use it
like any other font. ATM will allow you to see the font in all sizes and print
it smoothly at all sizes.
INFORMATION ABOUT FONTOGRAPHER 3.2:
Fontographer 3.2 runs only on Macintosh computers. It runs on the $999.00
Macintosh Classic which has a 1.44Mb FDHD Superdrive capable of formatting and
writing a PC 3-1/2" diskette. Fontographer 3.2 retails for $495.00 and is
available from all reputable dealers of Macintosh software. To make fonts for
Windows with ATM from Fontographer 3.2 you can do the following:
1. Draw the font or autotrace it from scanned images pasted into Fontographer
3.2's Edit window. If you have already made Fontographer fonts, you can use
the "Open font..." dialog from the File menu to open the font and allow its
conversion to PC format. If you have PC PostScript fonts you wish to modify,
you can download them to any Adobe PostScript printer that can simultaneously
communicate with both Macintoshes and PC's, then use Altsys' Metamorphosis
(retail $149.00) to convert the fonts to Fontographer format on the Macintosh.
2. Select all the characters in the font and use the Path menu's "Correct path
direction" item to make sure that the path directions in the font are correct.
3. While all the characters are still selected, use the Edit menu's "Char
info..." item to make sure that all the characters in the font are filled with
"Normal" fill and a "Tint" of 100% (DO NOT check the "Stroke" checkbox, since
Adobe rules do not allow stroked characters in Type 1 fonts).
4. Use the Edit menu's "Font attributes..." dialog to turn on the "Automatic
PostScript and bitmap hints," "Generate Type 1 fonts," and "Adobe standard
character encoding" checkboxes. Do not turn on the "Use Flex feature if
possible" checkbox unless you are absolutely certain that your font can
benefit from Flex.
5. Use the File menu's "Generate fonts..." dialog and choose the
"PostScript-PC" item from the "Outline format:" popup menu. To save time, you
can choose the "None" item from the "Bitmap format:" popup menu, since you
will not need to generate any kind of bitmap file. OK this dialog and the
result will be the .AFM, .PFB, and .PFM files described above. They can be
installed using the above instructions.
For further information about Fontographer 3.2, call or write:
269 W. Renner Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (214) 680-2060
FAX: (214) 680-0537
MCI Mail: ALTSYS
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