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Using Windows 10, I was looking for a Goodwrench logo style font. Found one called Badwrench, but it doesn't display properly in any of the Affinity apps. All three Affinity apps appear to display Ariel (or something similar) when Badwrench is selected. 

http://www.nnracing.com/filelibrary.asp?fileid=23280

Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Libreoffice Writer display it properly. Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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44 minutes ago, pixelstuff said:

a Goodwrench logo style font. Found one called Badwrench, but it doesn't display properly in any of the Affinity apps.

could be that it is a Postscript type 1 font, those are not supported. Could be it is a Coloured or Variable font those too are not supported.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.6.8

Affinity Designer 1.10.5 | Affinity Photo 1.10.5 | Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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That is actually a symbol font, and all of the characters/glyphs are encoded up in the PUA (Unicode Private Use Area). So when you type something you what are seeing is a fallback font (because the characters are not there at the expected Unicode code points).

Here is a quick conversion to Unicode: BadwrenchAF-Regular.zip

Note: This is a really bad font. The character weights are not consistent at all.
But you you should now be able to see it in AF apps.

 

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1 hour ago, LibreTraining said:

That is actually a symbol font, and all of the characters/glyphs are encoded up in the PUA (Unicode Private Use Area). So when you type something you what are seeing is a fallback font (because the characters are not there at the expected Unicode code points).

Here is a quick conversion to Unicode: BadwrenchAF-Regular.zip

Note: This is a really bad font. The character weights are not consistent at all.
But you you should now be able to see it in AF apps.

 

Thanks the converted font works.

Any idea what all the other Windows app are doing differently from Affinity apps that allowed them to work with the original? I've tried half a dozen different apps which all work. Is this a bug in the Affinity apps or something more quirky?

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2 hours ago, pixelstuff said:

Any idea what all the other Windows app are doing differently from Affinity apps that allowed them to work with the original? I've tried half a dozen different apps which all work. Is this a bug in the Affinity apps or something more quirky?

I tested in LibreOffice and it appears they are showing the characters based on the glyph name.
But what really surprised me is the text search actually worked.

In early pre-Unicode Type 1 fonts the glyph name was used a lot rather than a specific code.
So my guess is this is a leftover from those days when Type 1 fonts were supported.
Affinity apps have never supported Type 1 fonts so there would no such leftover.
That's a weird one.

Hmmm ... did a little digging in the font file.
And it appears to be an old Macintosh encoded TrueType file.
Type 1 fonts from back then had a specific list of glyph names, and those were always in particular glyph numbers.
But those numbers don't match this TrueType font.
So I do not know exactly how this is working. 😵
But what I do know is these apps are using some old encoding mapping to be able to work.

The glyph names is how FontCreator converts it to Unicode.
And that is fairly quick and easy.

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