Installing fonts
Thread poster: caitriona
caitriona
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May 25, 2006

My (German) customer uses the font Frutiger 47LightCn. Since this is not installed on my computer nor in the list of fonts provided by Microsoft Office, the target text automatically changes to the closest available font,which in this instance is Times New Roman.
I obviously need to install this font - is it easily obtainable or might it be specific to one customer? I would be grateful for any advice, Caitriona


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Moving the topic... May 25, 2006

...to Office applications.

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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You have either to buy this font or get a license with the font from your customer May 25, 2006

Fonts are software and as such copyrighted, so you cannot simply copy it somwhere and use on your PC. You will need a license for that. Your customer might have a mutiplce license for that font, so you could get it from him - depending on the license number owned by the customer and the type of license you might also need to delete it after you finished the translation.

To buy the font for your purposes, you could go for example here http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/Detail.htm?pid=425865&grab_id=0&page_id=96&query="frutiger"&SCOPE=Fonts and buy the complete Frutiger family font pack or pick a single font from the package and buy a single font.

Regards
Jerzy

[Edited at 2006-05-25 14:01]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Online stores May 25, 2006

Hi Caitriona,
You can purchase fonts online, for example, at the Linotype store. The Frutiger Family Value Pack contains the Frutiger 47 Condensed font.

HTH, Ralf


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caitriona
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Fonts - online stores May 25, 2006

Hi Ralf

Great, thanks. I found the Frutiger Family Value pack at Linotype. I am just about to order.

Regards
Caitriona


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xxxmediamatrix
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closest available font? May 25, 2006

caitriona wrote:

automatically changes to the closest available font,which in this instance is Times New Roman.


Times New Roman seems like a pretty poor alternative for Frutiger which, from what I recall, is like a lightweight Helvetica (i.e. sans serif).

A former employer of mine adopted Frutiger as its 'house font' some years ago - and dropped it when they discovered how much it was costing in licences to have it available, in all its variants, on 200+ PCs and their DTP system.


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Installing fonts May 25, 2006

caitriona wrote:

My (German) customer uses the font Frutiger 47LightCn. Since this is not installed on my computer nor in the list of fonts provided by Microsoft Office, the target text automatically changes to the closest available font,which in this instance is Times New Roman.


Does MS Word actually change the font? Or does it keep the font as Frutiger 47LightCn, but use a different font to display it on your system?

Marc


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caitriona
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Installing fonts May 25, 2006

MarcPrior wrote:

caitriona wrote:

My (German) customer uses the font Frutiger 47LightCn. Since this is not installed on my computer nor in the list of fonts provided by Microsoft Office, the target text automatically changes to the closest available font,which in this instance is Times New Roman.


Does MS Word actually change the font? Or does it keep the font as Frutiger 47LightCn, but use a different font to display it on your system?

Marc


Marc,

MS Word doesn't change the font (I can overwrite the text), but Trados Workbench does, when I close the segment.

Caitriona


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Marek Buchtel  Identity Verified
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Use TagEditor May 25, 2006

Hi

A smart alternative may be to use the TagEditor - it will not change the font.

Regards

Marek


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Nizamettin Yigit  Identity Verified
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Buying fonts May 25, 2006

If you are not working on a final product right before print and you submit your work directly to pinrint house, than it may be OK to have that font.

Otherwise your client may just change the font to Frutig with a few click. If we buy fonts for every project and or every client, we may end up paying more money than softwares.

Am I wrong?


Good luck

Nizam


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