SCRIPTORIUM FONT LIBRARY MINI-MANUALEXTRACTION Our fonts come with the files stuffed in a single archive fileusing Stuffit for the Macintosh or PKunZip for the PC. To extract Stuffitarchives, just click on them and they will unstuff to the destination youspecify. To extract PKZip archives you will need a copy of PKunZip. Ifyou don't have a current copy you can obtain one from almost any localbulletin board or online service, or from our BBS at 512/472-6905.INSTALLATION Macintosh: If you are using System 7 all you need to do is drop thefonts you wish to use on your system folder and they will automatically beplaced in the Font folder. If you are using an older version of the systemsoftware you will need to drop the fonts on the system file itself. Beforeinstalling fonts determine whether you wish to use True Type or Postscript.For Postscript install the .bmap file and the file with no suffix. ForTrutype just install the .suit file. Do not install both Postscript andTruetype unless you rename one of the suitcases so that they will notconflict. MS DOS: Where you install the fonts will depend on the program youare using. Consult your manual for more information. Windows: Click on the Control Panel icon. In the Control Panelclick on Fonts icon. Select add fonts. In some cases you may need to alsoadd the fonts specifically to the programs you are using. Consult theprogram manual for more information.TROUBLESHOOTING Font Appears as Boxes (Macintosh): First, check to make sure thatnone of the characters display properly. Some calligraphic, display anddecorative initials fonts may have only upper or lower case characters, butnot both. This is not a defect, but a traditional characteristic of thosetypes of alphabets. This is an indication that the font is too complex forthe memory configuration which you are currently using. This is mostlikely to happen when using the Postscript versions under system 6.X, on a68000 Macintosh, or on a system with less than 4 megabytes of systemmemory. However, with more complex fonts it can occur with more powerfulsystems. It can also be the result of programs which have poor memorymanagement. In some cases assigning additional memory to the applicationyou are using can solve this problem, but the more complex the font is, themore memory it demands. We have never encountered any problems on anysystems which have a 68030 or better processor and at least 8 megabytes ofmemory, but some of the newer Macintoshes, although nominally equivalent toan SE/30 or better, have inexplicably poor memory management. In the worstcase scenario your system just may not be able to run some of the mostcomplex fonts without some sort of hardware or software upgrade. Font Not Visible on Screen or Appears Only in Small Point Sizes(PC): This is essentially the same problem as the one noted above on theMacintosh. It means that your system is not powerful enough to handle thenumber of points in the font you're trying to use. This problem isparticularly troublesome with PCs running Windows, but it will be fixedwith the release of Windows95. This generally occurs with art anddecorative initials fonts, but the limitations on the PC are even moresevere than on the Macintosh, so on older systems it may occur with lesscomplex fonts as well. It is less likely to happen with TrueType fontsthan with Postscript, and can only be dealt with by getting a more powerfulPC. Generally a 486 or better with at least 8 megabytes of memory shouldhave no problems. If you cannot upgrade your hardware you may find that youcan still use the more complex fonts in a limited context. Generally youshould be able to use smaller point sizes with multiple characters, orprint one or two individual characters in larger point sizes, even if theydon't appear on the screen. Font Appears Not to Have Apostrophes: This is a quirk of certainword processing programs which can be configured to use a non-standardapostrophe character in place of the standard apostrophe included in allour fonts. Some programs, including Microsoft Word may come configured touse the alternative apostrophes. Consult your manual to reconfigure thesoftware, or for the key combination necessary to access the correctapostrophe. Font Prints with Rays or Lines on it: Generally a problem withPostscript versions of the most complex fonts and certain art or fontsampling programs. Not much you can do except try a different program. Font Prints Only Some Lines of Some Characters (PC): This isanother function of PCs with insufficient memory, generally only with thosefonts with many overlapping points, particularly decorative initials. Thismay be fixable by changing the settings on your printer (see printermanual). Alternatively it should not be a problem if you print only a fewcharacters at a time, which is normal use for this type of font anyway.
||Abaddon!" v1.0 - Copyright 1994, David F. Nalle - Scriptorium Font Library - To register and get the latest version plus a sampler disk with many other fonts send $15 to Ragnarok, POB 140333, Austin, TX 78714.
|Font Family Name
|Font Subfamily Name
|Unique Font Identifier
||Altsys Fontographer 4.0 Abaddon!"
|Full Font Name
||Altsys Fontographer 4.0 1/4/95
|Number of Glyphs
||194 - View Complete Character Map