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Can I acquire an MS Word font from a source text?
Thread poster: Anne Lee

Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Mar 26, 2004

One of my clients has a wonderful font, i.e. Palatino. I can produce my translations in the same font by overtyping the source text but I wonder whether there is a way for my MS Word programme to 'adopt' this font from the source text. Typically, I bought a CD-rom with a 1000 fonts in the vain hope it would have Palatino, but it didn't. I would not use the font for other clients, but having it myself would make it easier for me to use my CAT-tool for his translations.

[Edited at 2004-03-26 11:57]


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Red Cat Studios
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You need to download this font Mar 26, 2004

Please use the following link:

Download Palatino Font -
... The Palatino font was created in 1949 by Hermann Zapf. The Palatino font
design has roots in a style of Zapf's penmanship. The Palatino ...

www.fonts-free.com/font/palatino.html


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ArturSz
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link Mar 26, 2004

http://fonts.quadratic.net/zipfiles/PALATINO.zip
this file is compressed archive containing inside truetype fonts, under MS windows, you shoud extract it to the -c:\windows\fonts - folder (in most cases)

[Edited at 2004-03-26 16:16]


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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No way of incorporating it from the source file? Mar 26, 2004

hmmm... Downloading it from the first link would cost 76 dollars (to include the italics, which I need)and via the second link I get a free file that doesn't seem to be recognised as a font when I unzip it... I don't mind paying, actually, but I'll try and find a European site to download it from. I remember reading somewhere it is possible to incorporate fonts in Word if you type in sample text, but maybe I was wrong. Thanks for the responses so far.

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Michael Hesselnberg  Identity Verified
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Look at here Mar 26, 2004

[quote]Anne Lee wrote:

I just downloaded it from a German provider for free and Word does recognise the zip file. When you extract the zip.file you must specify "extract to program files".
Here is the link:
http://home.vr-web.de/was/pplx.html
Have a nice day
Michael


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xxxOlaf
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Have the vendor embed TrueType fonts in the document Mar 26, 2004

Word has an option to embed Truetype fonts.
Tools > Options > Save > Embed True Type fonts. However, this might not work with all truetype fonts, because some fonts are embed-proteced.


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Thank you Mar 29, 2004

Embedding the truetype font was useful; I didn't know that option. The downloadable file contained Palatino Linotype which is already one of my fonts but I hadn't realised how close it ressembles Palatino and it will do. Many thanks.

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