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Extra RE: [Fwd: Seeking Cyrillic font advice]
Hi again, Stuart.
Result of more profound discussion of your Q with our
partners from Russia:
Lucida Bright font is own of Bigelow and Holmes, Inc
There are EF (from Elsner+Flake) localised family versions
of Lucida Bright for CE and Turkish characters (EF Lucida
Bright CE and T).
It seems, the Cyrillic version of Lucida Bright font
family didn't ever exist yet.
You can either choose Lucida Sans/Lucida Console instead
of the Lucida Bright (if you prefer not to use Lucida
fonts from Windows, you can buy the whole family in
different format/encoding from here, U$24 for each
style/encoding/platform format -
or select another Cyrillic enable font with about the same
visual text effect.
For selection of a visual analogue of Lucida Bright with
right available encoding (Cyrillic in your case) you can
use free font vendors' utility called FontOrder
Take a look at Baltica, Bell Gothic, ITC Charter e.g.
Verdana font is own of Microsoft Foundry, so we didn't
hear about commercial Non-Unicode localised PS version of
Verdana, only TrueType
So you have no variants to use or not to use Verdana Cyr
family by the way we posted in last message.
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You could use the same copy of Verdana/Lucida standard
fonts you have used for English version of your manual.
All required Cyrillic characters live inside the same
copies of Verdana/Lucida TrueType/OpenType fonts.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"Lucida Sans Unicode CYR,204"="Lucida Sans Unicode,204"
"Lucida Console CYR,204"="Lucida Console,204"
"Lucida Sans Unicode Cyr,0"="Lucida Sans Unicode,204"
"Lucida Console Cyr,0"="Lucida Console,204"
Copy / paste this text to Notepad. Save it as text file
with Unicode encoding and *.reg extension. Double click on
The Alarm "Are you sure you want to add ...to the
registry?" will appear. Select "Yes". Reboot. Take a look
on the list of available fonts in FrameMaker.
We hope this helps.
PS. Have in view TrueType at this time is also a part of
PostScript so there are not serious reasons to prefer Type
1 against TrueType.
Support Team, Mammoth Elk Translation
Behalf Of Stuart Rogers
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 6:26 PM
To: Framers List
Subject: [Fwd: Seeking Cyrillic font advice]
Got no response to the original post, so thought I'd try
(Esp. since the topic has come up again with someone
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Seeking Cyrillic font advice
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 12:38:48 -0500
From: Stuart Rogers <srogers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: framers@xxxxxxxxx, inframe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I write my manuals in English in FM 7.0 (WinXP) and they
are translated to Russian in-house and given back to me as
MS Word docs. I've been able to import the text into FM
and apply my template by first saving the .doc as .rtf and
then opening the file from FM.
However, the fonts I've used for my English versions do
not work for Cyrillic, and I've had to change my tags to
use Times Roman CYR instead of Lucida Bright for headings,
and Arial CYR instead of Verdana for the body. I don't
much care for the look of either of these fonts, and
wonder if anyone has advice on alternatives that would
have the same visual impact as Lucida/Verdana. Or better,
advice on typical fonts or font characteristics (i.e.,
serif, non-serif, weight, angle, etc.) for headings and
body that Russian readers would expect.
Any help appreciated,
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