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Cyberpawz
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OS X Fonts

Post by Cyberpawz »

Where do the fonts for Blender go in for OS X? I only have one font, and I need about 30 or so to get what I need done..

Any Help would be appreciated.

Jens
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Post by Jens »

Hi Blender-Men

Iám interested in an answer too?
I suppose they must be TTF ? like OpenOffice needs them ?


Greetings...Jens

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Post by SirDude »

blender only has one default font. It doesn't require you to store fonts
anywhere. You can just click the load button and then browse for a
ttf or a type1 font. Basically blender will have a little square box next to the fonts it recongnizes. Just look for it and go...

Its probably a good idea once you find a font you like for a project to copy
that font to the directory where your blend file is. That way if you need to move things you'll have it.

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Post by Cyberpawz »

SirDude wrote:blender only has one default font. It doesn't require you to store fonts
anywhere. You can just click the load button and then browse for a
ttf or a type1 font. Basically blender will have a little square box next to the fonts it recongnizes. Just look for it and go...

Its probably a good idea once you find a font you like for a project to copy
that font to the directory where your blend file is. That way if you need to move things you'll have it.
Was afraid you were going to say that...

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Post by Jens »

Hi
Thats not a problem. One can get TTF-Fonts easily.
Should be a good idea to have a ttf-folder in the blender-folder.
Iám not shure about type1-fonts, but there are ways to transform
Mac-fonts to TTF, which i will do then.
One of these "transformer-progs" whre included in former OpenOffice
versions, i remember.

Greetz...Jens

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Post by matt_e »

Blender can also use Type1 PostScript or OpenType fonts, both of which are quite common on the Mac.

On the Mac, your fonts are probably at /Library/Fonts or /System/Library/Fonts.

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Post by Jens »

You´re right.
But in the filedialog i can´t see immediatly what kind of font it is,
only when it has a discrete wildcard a la .ttf or so.
In case of non-matching format, you will get an errormessage.
So to avoid confusion, i prefer to have the fonts handy as ttf in
a special folder, thats all.

Thanks for youur help....greetz...Jens

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