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Problems with TrueType font "Bahnschrift"

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On 12/5/2018 at 4:05 PM, Steps said:

Bahnschrift is a standard font for Windows 10 since Fall Creators Update and I really like it.

Unfortunately it can't be used correctly with Publisher as all font styles are detected as "Regular".

Other fonts seem to work properly.


same here. In MainType 8, I can see all the various weights but not in Affinity.

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Working from Windows 7, a fault is that Bahnschrift text boxes from a W10 source may not work in say Word 2013.

A text box came to me in a B't semibold sub font. In Word 2013 it promptly overflowed.  Presumably the text box width was minimised eg by using control handles. and set to 'Text width + LRspacings'


      1. Decreasing the text to border spacings restored the original text line.

      2. Alternatively, altering the font to 'basic'Bahnschrift ( as generally available as a download ) restored the original text placings.

  It appears that the Properties of the text box are set according to the width of the characters in the basic Bahnschrift font only.

Surely the width carried in the properties should be the actual text width, not the basic font. From my point of view, this is a bug, in that the true subfont width is not used to calculate the text width for the Properties. This isn't an idle gripe - it cost my church printing group money.


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On 12/6/2018 at 8:00 PM, Steps said:

This surprises me as my copy of Photoshop Elements 12 seems to have no problem with that.


There is no surprise, as far as I know variable fonts are not supported in InDesign or QuarkXPress, either, at this stage (even if Illustrator and Photoshop support them).

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