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Hi.  I created a design on my Mac and had Zapfino available.  Now when i just loaded the Affinity document in Designer on my new PC laptop and it's not recognizing that font.  Do i need to purchase the Zapfino font somewhere and load it into Designer (which I've never attempted with any fonts).  Or am I kinda just outta luck?  haha.

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15 minutes ago, JJMeadow said:

Do i need to purchase the Zapfino font somewhere and load it into Designer (which I've never attempted with any fonts).

Some one more window oriented than I will answer regarding where to get fonts for Windows, I am pretty sure you just load the font into the computer and it is available to all programs.

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

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Zapfino font does not come with Windows, however you can get for free HERE

It's contained in a zip file. Once downloaded, (what I do) is extract it to it's own folder, then open the folder find the font. Right-click on it and select Install.  Done.

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13 minutes ago, Ron P. said:

Zapfino font does not come with Windows, however you can get for free HERE

Zapfino is a commercial font. It should not be available to download for free.

The samples on the linked site all seem to be cut off at the top, so one has to question the usefulness of this ‘free’ version.

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Didn't know that. I downloaded and installed it, and it appears ok. Attachment done in AP.

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8 hours ago, Ron P. said:

Didn't know that. I downloaded and installed it, and it appears ok.

Nevertheless, it is a commercial font that should not be available from any web site without the permission of its owner. The version included with Macs includes this notice:

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Copyright (c) 1999-2002, Linotype Library GmbH & affiliates. All rights reserved.

Apple licenses many commercial fonts so they can be distributed with the Mac OS, but that license does not extend to copying or installing the font onto anything other than a computer made by Apple.

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7 hours ago, R C-R said:

Nevertheless, it is a commercial font that should not be available from any web site without the permission of its owner. The version included with Macs includes this notice:

Apple licenses many commercial fonts so they can be distributed with the Mac OS, but that license does not extend to copying or installing the font onto anything other than a computer made by Apple.

It's worth noting that that copyright notice goes up to 2002 - couple it with this from Wikipedia (my emphasis) "In 2003, Hermann Zapf completely reworked the Zapfino design, creating Zapfino Extra, a large expansion of the Zapfino family designed in close collaboration with Akira Kobayashi.".  There are lots of sites providing free downloads of Zapfino, and many of them specify that it's the Linotype One or that it's the "official" free version - it looks like the owner gave permission.

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2 hours ago, IanSG said:

It's worth noting that that copyright notice goes up to 2002 - couple it with this from Wikipedia (my emphasis) "In 2003, Hermann Zapf completely reworked the Zapfino design, creating Zapfino Extra, a large expansion of the Zapfino family designed in close collaboration with Akira Kobayashi.".  There are lots of sites providing free downloads of Zapfino, and many of them specify that it's the Linotype One or that it's the "official" free version - it looks like the owner gave permission.

The date in a copyright notice establishes when the claim was first made or a substantial revision was made to it, not its expiration date or if it has been renewed or for any other reason is not being enforced by the copyright owner. Everything I can find about Zapfino suggests its copyright is owned by Linotype GmbH, since 2006 a subsidiary of Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc., but I can't find anything more definitive than that.

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4 hours ago, R C-R said:

The date in a copyright notice establishes when the claim was first made or a substantial revision was made to it, not its expiration date or if it has been renewed or for any other reason is not being enforced by the copyright owner. Everything I can find about Zapfino suggests its copyright is owned by Linotype GmbH, since 2006 a subsidiary of Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc., but I can't find anything more definitive than that.

I agree with that and really doubt that it is now in the Public Domain. An aside, I am on Mac so I have the licensed copy of it but I don't think I have ever used it other than to look at it.

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

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