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    Frutiger Roman width problem
    andreas
    Oct 11th, 2007 / quote / 69.239.*.2*
    HI. Maybe one of you guys knws theanswer to this:

    I use Frutiger 55 Roman to design PowerPiont Presentations for a client in Germany. I use the true type Frutiger 55 RomanFont they send me. Everything matches up between my pc and theirs, till I make the font bold. It displays much more bold on their pc than on mine, the line of text becomes longer and dosen't fit into the design anymore.

    Any Ideas? Please Help!
    Thanx! dRe
    site moderator Heron2001
    Oct 12th, 2007 / quote / 64.203.*.1*
    One of you does not have the real Frutiger Bold - so the computer is simulating it - and therefore giving you more weight.

    IMHO and too many years on a computer...
    site moderator koeiekat
    Oct 12th, 2007 / quote / 88.3.*.2*
    I was wondering about that this morning so I gave it a try. The bold version of the Frutiger 55 is the Frutiger 65, right? Now, when I only temporarily install the 55, both 'normal' and simulated bold run over the same lenght (am I phrasing this correctly??).
    Then, 55 uninstalled and 65 installed and using the same text I see that 65 is bolder than 55 made bold but everything still runs the same lenght.
    So I got stuck, could not reproduce the problem.
    site moderator Heron2001
    Oct 12th, 2007 / quote / 64.203.*.1*
    It would be going to a 75 from a 55 to make it bold -- the 65 would be more like a Medium - and would be accessed if you were on 45...

    whew
    site moderator koeiekat
    Oct 12th, 2007 / quote / 88.3.*.2*
    I am getting confused, 75, 45?



    I gave it another try, now in Powerpoint:
    top line is Frutiger55, middle is 55simulated bold bottom is 65.



    And this time - actually in Powerpoint - the 65 is a bit 'bolder' than the 55 made bold and does run wider.

    So Heron I think you are right with using a different font set. Customer may have all and designer only one?
    site moderator Heron2001
    Oct 12th, 2007 / quote / 64.203.*.1*
    When you use "machine" bolding - it goes up two weights...
    Whereas a person typesetting would only to up one weight

    ie

    Font 55
    Font 55 = Font 75
    typeset she'd use Font 65

    and then the simulation makes it bolder --

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