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Re: [BKARTS] identifying typefaces



Angela O. Harkavy
124 Monroe View Trail
Sanford, FL 32771
Tel: 407-302-1378
Julie, are you referring to real lead typeface?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jules Siegel" <siegel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: identifying typefaces


> Jet Wimp wrote:
>
> >     I have recently purchased a large number of typefaces through EBAY.
> > These are packaged with identifying numbers M 609, M 534, etc.
> >     Does anyone know how to identify these typefaces with the usual
> > designations (Roman, Palatino, Bodini) given in the "Encyclopedia of
> > Typefaces"?
> >     Thanks for your help.
> >
>
> If you open the files with a text editor you will usually see a
> description. Do not save them in the text editor, though, or you may
> ruin the files.
>
> If they are TrueType, you can try installing them on your system, which
> will indentify them if they contain descriptors. Same goes for Type1
> fonts but depending on your system you may need Adobe Type Manager.
>
> There are several different utilities for Mac and Windows that enable
> you to preview fonts, too.
>
> If they don't have descriptors, you will have to print them out and
> identify them by eye.
>
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