- OK I'll start at the first comment you made in this thread...Quote:
connor wrote: I tried the Pagestream version 5 from last year. When I start it and open a PDF document I only have the Lux font and it shows all characters wrong.
That is how PageStream for MorphOS is initially supplied, to only have the Lux font. I know I didn't realise that until I got my version of 5.1.2, which is not very comprehensive for a DTP package that you are paying a fair price for, IMHO!Quote:
connor wrote: I went to System Preferences -> font settings and it has the checkmark for Include System Fonts but no system font is shown. Why?
The "Main System: (usually DH1) Fonts" folder contains fonts that are generally incompatible with PageStream, and unless some TrueType (or more commonly named nowadays as OpenType - though for PageStream the font name needs to be changed from .otf to .ttf to be recognised currently with PageStream v5) or fonts are in that folder or a sub-folder of that folder then there will be no fonts listed in the font lister when you open PageStream - especially so, when you first start PageStream with only the LUX font available.
That said, it is not entirely straightforward (simple) to add more fonts, though it is not that complicated either.
First of all you must know that with PageStream v5 for MorphOS you can no longer use the older PageStream DM fonts that came with all previous versions of PageStream up to v4, and neither can you use CGFonts (Intellifonts) with PageStream v5.
So you can use PostScript Type 1 fonts, as an alternative to TTF (OTF) fonts if you wish, and there are a large selection on Aminet at this link: Aminet - a great resource for PS Type 1 Fonts
There are also a few more PS Type 1 fonts in the Sys:MorphOS/Fonts/_pfb sub-folders
Ideally you should use TrueType Fonts (TTF) with PageStream, and MorphOS has quite a few in its own Fonts folder "_ttf". You can also download a wide variety of TTF (OTF) fonts that are compatible with PageStream from online Font resources. You should not add any additional font files into the MOSSYS:Fonts folders, you should add them either into PageStream's Fonts folder(s) or into the Sys:Fonts folders, as appropriate, so PS Type 1 fonts in a folder named "_pfb", TTFonts in a folder named "_ttf" if it doesn't already exist.Quote:
connor wrote: Then I also added the two paths System:Fonts/ and System:MorphOS/Fonts to Installed Font Folders and saved. I also quit Pagestream and started it again. Loaded the PDF again but Pagestream only know the Lux font. What is needed to use the other fonts?
So, when you have your fonts where you need them to be, you need to open the PageStream System Preferences> Fonts dialog requester, which may have basically a blank main upper window. It may have already be assigned a Default Folder - if not then you should choose the one you want to have as this folder, by clicking on the file requester gadget and selecting an appropriate folder in line with my previous comments. You should not need to amend or adjust the Font cache options, but if you feel you need to then you might as well do that now. If you have lost your way or need some help again, don't forget that if you click on the 'lifebelt' you can access the help files that load into your browser for convenience to give you any support you need with any of these font options.
Anyway, to the right of the main input window there is an option to "Add...
" which is to add, er ... fonts, so click on that gadget, and find the font files in their folders that you want to utilise with PageStream. Now here is the most important and often most overlooked step
... you need to click on the option "Update
" for each addition of fonts you add to PageStream's available font files. So if you add 4 separate folders then you need to click "Update" on each of those four entries for PageStream to register them as available for you to use.
- that last step
is probably where you need to go back to, and that will enable the fonts you have already added.
Also, bear in mind that if you are expecting to use 'exotic
' fonts then it is wise to ensure that they contain the special characters that you expect them to display, and to do so you should choose the menu option ... with a section, or at least one character, of text highlighted, and right click Type> Insert> Character...
as this brings up a dialog (requester) that will show you the full character set of that font to be able to assess if the font will do what you want and expect it to.
I hope this helps you assign your fonts correctly with PageStream v5.1.2 for MorphOS.
If you have any other questions then by all means ... just ask.
... OR ... click on the lifebelt in one of the dialogs, or just load up the help files manually or visit the PageStream FORUM pagesor Refer to PageStream's more comprehensive documentation
Though bear in mind
that some of the images, text and instructions MAY be outdated or not fully implemented as some features of PageStream v5.1.2 are not fully useable, most are, but there are still a few issues that are still in the works to be fixed or added.
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