Differentiate between two fonts of the same name

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Differentiate between two fonts of the same name

Unread postby sup » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:56 pm

I have two fonts, both have the same name but they differ in styles, one is "Heavy Condensed" and the other is "Black condensed" (see:
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Heavy Condensed
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). Both are installed but Aegisub sees only one. How can one pick which one to use? So far, I can do that by removing on of them from ~.local/share/fonts but that is somehow cumbersome.
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Re: Differentiate between two fonts of the same name

Unread postby jfs » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:57 pm

My best guess is that "Heavy Condensed" is treated as a "normal" weight version and then "Black Condensed" gets treated as a boldface variant. So you'd have to select one and then enable Bold to get the other. Otherwise I have no idea.
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Re: Differentiate between two fonts of the same name

Unread postby sup » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:07 pm

Doesn't seem to be the case at all. Italics works, setting bold does not change anything.
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Re: Differentiate between two fonts of the same name

Unread postby jmourao » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:19 pm

Hello! (^_^)

I haven't tried it myself, but from what I've read/seen, FontForge can change the font's internal name (and much more) pretty easily. There's a portable version of it at PortableApps.com, as well as short tutorials on youtube.

Good luck. :)
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