Author Topic: Fonts Issue - PC to iMac  (Read 1463 times)

Wiltshiresaint

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Fonts Issue - PC to iMac
« on: June 04, 2014, 11:49:06 am »
I've been successfully using Scribus for some time on a PC, but recently I bought an iMac to replace it.  However, I've found that when I open Scribus files originated on the PC the font I've been using isn't available on the Mac. 

Is there a quick and easy way and hopefully inexpensive way to source the font and when I do, how do I install it so that it's available when I'm using Scribus on my iMac?  Simply changing the font isn't an option I want to take because I'd like it to remain consistent across all the documents I've created.

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Re: Fonts Issue - PC to iMac
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 12:11:06 pm »
hi wiltshire…

there's no technical problem to keep the fonts, but it might be a legal one… (i don't know your license terms for the fonts.)
  • just place the font files from the windows fonts folder in /users/'your user name'/library/fonts (or the same folder in the general library) to use the fonts in all applications.
  • place the font files in the directory which contains the .sla file (no installation required)
  • place them somewhere on your mac and insert the path under 'file' → 'preferences' → 'fonts' → 'additional paths' (adding a new path works only without an open .sla file…)
if you don't find the font files in your wondows file system, save your project with 'file' → 'collect for output' – scribus will find the files…

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Re: Fonts Issue - PC to iMac
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 12:34:10 pm »
Great, thanks for the really speedy response Utnik, I'm at work right now but will try that when I get home  :)