font/diacritic problem in ppt
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Libero_Lang_Lab  Identity Verified
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Nov 25, 2009

Hi there,


We're having font problems with a ppt file that has been translated into Polish. It is absolutely fine until it is uploaded onto the client's ftp site, at which point we end up with the characters that have diacritics getting slightly mangled - they are still legible, but the formatting is slightly off.

The font in question is Arial

Can anyone recommend an alternative font with similar aesthetics to Arial, but that is more 'bomb-proof'?

Many thanks,

Dan


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
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What about .pps Nov 25, 2009

Hi Dan

I can't help with the font, but would the client mind if you deliver it in .pps format?
First you'd need to check whether in .pps it also becomes mangled.

Just the first idea that comes to me...

Claudia


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Thomas Ochiltree  Identity Verified
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Font suggestion Nov 25, 2009

I don't know whether it would fix your problem but a very attractive font that looks much like Ariel is Calibri. (note that it's "calibri" with an initial "a", not the name of the hummingbird in some languages. Regards, Tom

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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IMHO Nov 26, 2009

Dan Brennan wrote:

characters that have diacritics getting slightly mangled




The font in question is Arial


I can see no problems with diacritics in the Arial that I have. Possibly, your Arial does not have the proper subset, and the characters are substituted.

Can anyone recommend an alternative font with similar aesthetics to Arial


Try FreeSans from the free fonts package, its metrics are almost identical to Arial’s, but the character set is richer.

Try also DejaVu fonts. Their shapes are quite different (they are derived from Bitstream), but they also have rich character coverages.


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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IMHO Nov 26, 2009

Dan Brennan wrote:

characters that have diacritics getting slightly mangled




The font in question is Arial


I can see no problems with diacritics in the Arial that I have. Possibly, your Arial does not have the proper subset, and the characters are substituted.

Can anyone recommend an alternative font with similar aesthetics to Arial


Try FreeSans from the free fonts package, its metrics are almost identical to Arial’s, but the character set is richer.

Try also DejaVu fonts. Their shapes are quite different (they are derived from Bitstream), but they also have rich character coverages.


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