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Offline Debbiedw

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How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« on: September 09, 2010, 03:58:26 PM »
How do you import more fonts and dingbats into inkscape?
I have quite abit of fonts and dings I'd like to use.
Thank you
Debbie
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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 04:30:56 PM »
Hi Debbie
I am pretty sure if you install the font or dingbat on your computer it should automatically open otherwise I think sol long as you have the font/dingbat file open on your computer it should open in inkscape.

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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 04:34:31 PM »
Debbie,

You don't say what your computer OS system is so a specific answer is a bit different.

But if you have all of your fonts where they are supposed to be for your system, then they are available to Inkscape.

When you click on the A on the left side of your Inkscape mat menu a box comes up with a down arrow indicating that it is a list.  Click to open the list and select the font you want to use.  Move over a bit and see the size 144 is the biggest and you can start there.

Hope this helps.

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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 08:12:52 PM »
Hi Debbie

Or you could click on the Letter T on the top tool bar, which will bring up a text viewing box where you can scroll through all your TTF fonts that you have installed on your PC; you can expand the box by dragging down the bottom of the text box as I did to view the fonts at 144.
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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 10:19:22 PM »
I am sorry, I am on windows XP.
I have installed the fonts to the font folder in the control panel, but not all of them show up in inkscape.
So I really don't know what is wrong.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Debbie
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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 08:03:40 AM »
Hi Debbie

From what I can gather you can't use Open Type fonts in Inkscape, but if you have MS Word on your PC then all the open type fonts show up so what I do is type the letter or letters that I want and do a screen print and save as a jpeg and import it into Inkscape.

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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 08:26:31 AM »
Open type fonts do work in Inkscape, but sometimes there are fonts that just don't work in Ink (the wingding and webding fonts are known to not work).  If you have one that works in another program that you can print from, you can use any of your programs that you can print from and a free program that prints to svg or pdf like PDFCreator here.  http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

One word of caution about fonts...if you install too many it will slow down your computer.  Two other options available for XP are to simply open the font and then the program where you want to use it, or use a font manager like The Font Thing or NexusFont.

Font Thing here  http://members.ozemail.com.au/~scef/tft.html
NexusFont  http://xiles.net/downloads/#NexusFont
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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 06:51:05 PM »
Thank you. I will try these ideas.
Debbie
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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 02:56:56 AM »
Thank you all for this discussion which poses and answers my own question!!
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Re: How do you import Fonts and Dingbats into ickscape?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 03:17:46 PM »
Another thing to consider is how many fonts you are installing.  Too many fonts can slow down your computer/programs and cause problems.  When I had XP I kept my extra fonts in a separate folder, then when I wanted to use one I just opened the font then the program that I wanted to use it in.  Now that I have Windows 7 that doesn't work anymore and I use a font manager.  Love that I can type what I want in the font manager and see what it looks like in all of my fonts.  HTH
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