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What Windows font most closely resembles the \'typewriter\'?

Alexandru Pojoga
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Jun 8, 2002

What Windows font most closely resembles the \'typewriter\'? I\'m using Courier New as an approximation but maybe there is a closer match. (I don\'t have font preview so testing all fonts is dreadful.)



Many thanks!


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RHELLER
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fonts Jun 8, 2002

Try

Times New Roman




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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Why using an approximation? Jun 8, 2002

Try to download free Typewriter font here:



http://www.p22.com/ihof/freefont.html



http://www.simplythebest.net/fonts/typewriter_fonts.html



Any typewriter font is a non-proportional font. It means that the character all have the same width, so you cannot use Times or any other proportional font. See the links above, perhaps you´ll find some interesting fonts for you there.

There are some other fonts with fixed character width. The one is Courier New, the second one is Monospaced.



HTH

Jerzy



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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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Type writer font Jun 9, 2002

Try \"courrier\".

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Maria Celia Costanzo
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Lots of places where you can download real typewriter fonts Jun 9, 2002

You are right, from the predetermined fonts that come with the Office package, Courier New is the most approximate one. Anyway, in the sites listed below you can download free versions of typewriter fonts.



http://www.fontsearchengine.com/cgi-bin/searchcsv.pl?search=typewriter&method=exact



http://www.goldnagl.at/gf/halda/



http://www.simplythebest.net/fonts/typewriter_fonts.html



http://www.masterstech-home.com/The_Library/Font_Samples/Font_Indices/Image_Pages/L/LoveLetterTypewriter.html



http://www.p22.com/ihof/freedownload.html



.... and so many others!



Good luck




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Alexandru Pojoga
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Embedding fonts into DOC Jun 9, 2002

The thing is I need a standard Windows font so the client can see it too. Sticking with Courier New for now, pretty close resemblance to the faxed original.



I heard there is a way to embed fonts into the Word file?


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Ad Timmering  Identity Verified
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Embedding fonts Jun 9, 2002

Alexandru,



Check the Tools -> Options -> Save in your Microsoft Word. There should be an option to \"Embed True-Type fonts in document\". With this checkbox enabled, Word will embed characters of True-Type Fonts (TTF) you used in the file, so that your customer will also be able to see and print them.



This only works with TTF however, and not with Adobe (ATM) fonts such as Officina etc.



I would also recommend you test opening the file on another pc to check if the embedding actually worked.



Good luck,

Ad



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BelkisDV  Identity Verified
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Typewriter font Jun 9, 2002

The font used in typewriters is \"courier\".

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Embeding fonts Jun 9, 2002

As stated above by Ad, you can embed any TTF (true type font) in Word. This works just fine, but if you are using Courier New, which is definitely a typerwriter font, there is no need to embed the font, as ANY (really any) Windows system has this font. Even using the old DOS it was one of standard fonts, since the most printers have a build-in font named \"Courier\" or \"Courier New\". So if your customer is working with Windows, you only need to choose Courier New (the best way to do this is to set the styles so, that this will be the standard font for your document). Every Windows machine will be able to show and print this text properly.

If your customer works with MAC, emebeding fonts will not help, as MAC is using a very different way to describe fonts (saying simple).



HTH

Jerzy


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PAS  Identity Verified
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typewriter fonts Jun 10, 2002

1. For some reason embedding fonts in an MS Word document never worked for me. I tried this a few times and the font was always lost. Besides, I believe the client will then only be able to view and print the document, but not edit it.



2. Is providing the client with the ttf file a feasible option? The client simply installs the font you used and opens/views/prints the document.



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Klaus Herrmann  Identity Verified
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TT fonts and embedding Jun 13, 2002

Just a small technicality with regard to font embedding: Whether or not you\'re able to include a font in a document also depends on the font itself. There is an \"allow embedding\" flag in TT fonts. If the font manufacturer did not set this flag, the font embedding may not work. So far, I haven\'t seen a TT font with embedding being disabled, but it\'s a possible cause for being unable to include the font in a document.



As for providing the font to the customer, you\'ll have to check the EULA - most font manufacturers rather see their fonts being sold rather than given away.


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Alexandru Pojoga
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Going with Courier New Jun 13, 2002

Courier New worked fine eventually.

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xxxzxc
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Try 'The Font Thing' to manage TTF's. Jul 14, 2002

You can download it for free at: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~scef/



Someone listed here in ProZ a few URL\'s where you can buy or download for free: http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/viewtopic&eid_c=37583&topic=3201&forum=12&2



Regards.


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