I hope you would be able to settle this without involving PayPal but that is entirely up to you.
Next time you need a commercial license for a font you got from this site, get in touch with the font author/designer first. If private messaging is enabled, that person will be sent a notice whenever he gets a PM.
You need to install the font in the same computer where those programs you mentioned you are using are installed.
The instructions on on how to install the fonts depending on your OS (operating system - like Mac, Windows, etc), you will find at the URL Menhir posted.
BTW if those programs are on phones, I do not know anything about that. I do not have a smartphone and I am still wondering why I couldn't get my dumbphone to connect to wifi.
Edited on May 18, 2016 at 04:12 by toto@k22
Download the font with A-Z a-z 0-9 and basic punctuation at http://www.dafont.com/alisandra.font
Did you pay him $20? If you did, you can ask for the full version.
If you paid less than that, send him an email and tell him about your interest to get a commercial license. It wouldn't hurt you to inform him of your previous donation.
BTW commercial license is cheaper by $5 at CreativeMarket compared to Revolge.
If you are referring to fonts you downloaded here at Dafont, it is best to get in touch with the author/designer of the font by email or PM. How much varies and only the author can provide the info with certainty.
If you are referring to fonts found in other sites, Claude is right.
Your best chance is to get in touch with Wordshape. Smythe Sans is their font.
Go to http://wordshape.com/contact/
and ask them how/where to get the font
Tell her to set the values of WinAscent and WinDescent to the upper and lower limits of the bbox. This will solve the clipping problems in Windows (except Adobe programs) and Microsoft programs in other platforms. Easy to do but she has to do this.
One outcome of this is that the line height will also increase. You solve one problem and create another. Which one would you rather have is your choice.
As you mentioned, the font works perfectly in Illustrator and other Adobe programs as well. It will also work fine in a Mac. The easiest route then is to use an Adobe program in Windows or get a Mac and don't use MS Office or other MS programs.
Look for ITC Avant Garde. You will find a similar A as alternates. Google for "avant garde with alternates"
If an inline version is OK with you, go to http://abfonts.freehostia.com
Click on the 2011 tab, scroll down the menu until you see 09.13 Mexico86
and click on that link. No direct link for that page. Despite what Mindofone said on the page, the font is not an original 1986 World Cup logo custom font but only a recreation of the font and was based on Avant Garde.
The 700 refers to the weight of the font. In this case the font is black.
Let us make this clear, the name of the font file is its filename, like fontsname.ttf or fontsname.otf. When the term font name is mentioned we refer to the internal font name like those you see in the font selection menu of PSP.
You can change the filename to whatever you want (like fontsname.ttf to favoritefont.ttf) and there is no restriction about that, with the exception of when the font is being used by an application at the time of renaming. Note that renaming the filename will not in any way affect a font's name shown in the font menu.
As for the internal font name, I will give you two reasons why it is not advisable to do that. I am sure there are many more but 2 reasons you should consider are:
1. LEGAL ISSUE The publisher of the font (foundry/designer) most often prohibits the modification of a font in any manner. If you do that, you will at least lose the license to use the font. Remember that you do not become the owner of the font when you purchase a font. What you paid for is a license to use the font and one of its restrictions is the ability to modify the font.
2. COMPATIBILITY A conflict will arise if you share files between computers. If the internal font name of Freehand521 BT is renamed to retro_Freehand521 BT in your computer, files formatted using Freehand521 BT in other computers will likely appear as one of your default fonts (Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri, etc) when you open the file in your computer since your application couldn't find a font named Freehand521 BT because you renamed it to retro_Freehand521 BT. To your system, Freehand521 BT and retro_Freehand521 BT are two different fonts. It will also affect files you formatted in retro_Freehand521 BT that you share with others.
When you tinker with fonts in the Windows font folder (installed fonts), ask yourself first if you installed that particular font. If you do not know or can't remember or in doubt, stay away from that font. That is likely a font placed there by Windows or one of your installed applications. Those fonts need to be in the same state as they were when installed. It is better safe than sorry. And if you will do some renaming, do it on a font outside of the Windows fonts folder.
Use a font manager and group fonts according to themes without renaming fonts. Try out the free font manager and see if it does what you want them to do. The ladies in some font groups love The Font Thing. A friend has a licensed Printers Apprentice. All of them love their respective font managers. I do not use one so I really do not know.
Edited on Mar 29, 2016 at 05:19 by toto@k22
It would be best to consult the EULA of the application that installed the fonts. The conditions may vary depending on the publisher of the application. Refer to the publisher's website for details.
As far as Microsoft is concerned, you might get an idea from this page https://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq11.htm
You can change the file name but it is not advisable to change the font name.
What you need is a font manager. I do not know which one is good as I don't use one but there are free versions out there. Add +free to the URL below to focus the search to free font managers
It is a font naming problem that should be addressed by the designer or foundry that published the font.
As for the font from that link you provided, this is the problem
The first two lines are used by Windows, and the third is used by Macs as labeled.
BTW Claude gave you the right answer based solely on your original post. Read your original post again and think how people might interpret it.
I have no idea how to use Sigil but looked it up and found out that it imports HTML documents. If that is the case and that is how you do it, have you tried letter-spacing
property in your stylesheet? Use a negative value and play with it until you get what you want. You are also allowed to use values with decimal places (0.1, -0.1, 1.5, -1.5, etc) The unit can either be in pixels (px) or points (pt) or percentage (%).
See this for details https://www.w3.org/wiki/CSS/Properties/letter-spacing
BTW I assume that you are familiar with HTML.
What you want would make ABeeZee hard to read most especially in small point sizes. What you need is to tweak the font's kerning to your needs and you can easily do that in a graphics program.
Here's some of the condensed fonts on this site:
Unless that is my font and I happen to be at that Philippines school.
That is a Windows problem (except Adobe apps) and a problem of Microsoft apps on a Mac. The problem is often only exhibited in OTFs. If the font also comes in TTF, that one will likely work just fine.
The bottom line is the font was only tested on a Mac or Adobe apps and not on Windows (non-Adobe programs.) It is simple to fix in a font editor but it is best that the concerned font author/foundry will do the fixing.
Try to change line spacing in Word (the option given to you by fonts) and see if it will work. If not, vertical metrics settings of the font has to be adjusted and that has to be done by the font author/foundry.
Questions about "free for commercial use", "open font license", and "public domain"
...but do I need to contact the creator of the font and let them know I am using their font in a logo?
I will just comment on the quoted phrase... and let the moderators here answer your questions.
When you get in touch with the creator/author of the font, you do not let them know that you will use their font. You have to ask their permission
to use their fonts.
If the font creator asks for a donation or a certain amount, consult your client about it because it is your client who is going to pay for that.
Get hold of a font editor and modify the fonts' internal names, but....
+ You are likely breaking the EULA and voids your license to use the fonts
+ You can only group Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic styles in Windows (I am assuming you are in Windows.) You are going to have a big problem in Windows if you group into one family all those Heveticas. The only exceptions are those Adobe apps.
If you want to risk it... change the family name to Hevetica CE and the style name to Bold Narrow Oblique for Hevetica CE Bold Narrow Oblique and do the same for the rest of the Hevetica CEs. You might have to check some boxes along the way. How you will actually do it will depend on the font editor that you willare going to use.
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