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Technical issues

For Mac Users
For Windows Users
Important Font Updates
For Mac Users


Macintosh fonts ship as standard PostScript screen (or font suitcase) and printer fonts (known as an outline font), which can be used on any machine running System 8.0 or higher. There are also matching PostScript outline (printer) fonts for each typeface style. The bitmap fonts and styles information for all typeface styles in a given PostScript font package are included in one suitcase.

Macintosh users will need to decompress purchased fonts using StuffIt Expander.
HermesSOFT Macintosh fonts are delivered with Font Installer file. Here is an example for the package HS Garamond in Cyrillic Code Page:

As you double-click the Installer's icon the Installer application runs. In the Installer's dialog window you have one option to install the HermesSOFT fonts:
• Easy Install: the program will be copy the font files in a folder on your hard disk called "Type On CD" (optionally you can select disk and folder).

Mac OS 8.0-9.2
PostScript Fonts: Drag and drop the font suitcase and the PostScript font onto the closed system folder.

Mac OS 10.x
PostScript and OpenType: Fonts can be installed into different areas of OS X. You may need to consult your System Administrator before installing new fonts.

Note: The System Folder must be closed and no application must be active. Do not install a PostScript and TrueType version of a font at the same time. Avoid installing the same fonts via the system folder (OS8-OS9) and font management applications at the same time.

Removing Fonts
To remove a screen font or a TrueType font under System 8.1.x or later, start by double-clicking the Fonts folder icon (inside the System folder) to open it. Then drag the font suitcase icon(s) out of the Fonts folder window and into another folder or the Trash. Close the Fonts folder.

To remove a PostScript printer font under System 8.1.x or later, start by double-clicking the Fonts folder icon (inside the System folder) to open it. Then drag the font icon(s) out of the Fonts folder window and into another folder or the Trash. Close the Fonts folder.

Managing Fonts with font-management application
To install with a font-management application like Adobe Type Manager (ATM), FontBook (OS10.3), Suitcase or Font Reserve, please consult your user manual.

Installing Type 1 Fonts with other than Mac US/Roman ID
Fonts, international resources, and keyboard resources that are related to a particular language script system have a unique ID numbers in a range specific to that script. For more information about Language Script resources and the multi-lingual support on the Macintosh. Mac US/Roman script is available by default as a system script in the International, West European, and US Mac OS. If you install fonts, generated with Mac US/Roman script resource ID the instructions above for font installing are valid without exception.
Note: If you install fonts, generated with other than Mac US/Roman script resource ID (this are generally all fonts with other than Mac OS Roman/US Code Page as Cyrillic, or CE, or Greek etc.), the instructions above for font installing are valid with one exception - the newly installed fonts will be available for all Macintosh applications after restarting the Mac OS. In some applications in the Font menu these fonts are listed after the last font name in an alphabetical order with resource ID for the Mac US/Roman script.

For Windows Users


All HermesSOFT Windows fonts are delivered with self-extracting file locked with a password. To extract the font from the .EXE file simply double-click on the font name, then you must type a password and the font files will be stored to a directory on your C: drive called "Type On CD" (optionally you can select drive and directory).

Windows fonts come in two formats: PostScript and TrueType, compatible with Windows 95 or later.
TrueType fonts come in one part: a .ttf file - True Type outline font;
There are also matching TrueType outline files for each typeface style.
PostScript fonts come in two parts:
*.PFB file - Type 1 outline font file;
*.PFM file - MS Windows font metrics file;
There are also matching of the PostScript outline (printer) files and font metrics files for a given typeface style which are always with the same filename; their extensions are different.
Note: To use PostScript fonts, you'll need Adobe Type Manager (ATM). If you do not already have Adobe Type Manager, the 'light' version can be downloaded free from the Adobe website: adobe.com
ATM automatically generates the type you see on screen so you do not have to install separate screen fonts (known as bitmap fonts).

Installing PostScript Type 1 & TrueType & OpenType Fonts

Windows 95, 98, ME

PostScript Fonts:
Once you've installed ATM:
1. Run Adobe Type Manager (ATM).
2. Click on the »add fonts« button.
3. Navigate to the location where you saved the downloaded or unzipped font. A list of available PostScript Type 1 fonts is displayed.
4. Select the font(s) you want to install and then click on the »add« button.
5. Click on the Exit button to close the ATM control panel.
6. Restart Windows if required when installation is complete.
The newly installed fonts are immediately available for all Windows applications.

TrueType Fonts:
1. Click on Start, go to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Fonts.
2. From the File menu, scroll to Install New Font.
3. Navigate to the location where you saved the downloaded or unzipped font.
4. Click the font you want to add.
5. Click on the Close button when installation is complete.
The newly installed fonts are immediately available for all applications.

Windows 2000 | NT | XP

PostScript & OpenType:
1. Click on the Start menu, go to the Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, double click on Fonts.
3. From the File menu, click Install New Font.
4. Navigate to the location where you saved the downloaded or unzipped font.
5. In the List of Fonts box, click the font you want to add.
6. Click OK.

Note: Do not install a PostScript and TrueType version of a font at the same time.

Important Font Updates



1. Euro symbol [ € ] for all styles/fonts in all supported code pages.
Typefaces do occasionally undergo routine maintenance, as our entire library did last year when the Euro symbol was added to every one of our fonts.

2. Cross-platform Compatibility
The new internal glyph naming (PostScript Name and Menu Name), based on Unicode and AFII standards ensure compatibility and trouble free work with same fonts between different computer platforms such as Macintosh and Windows at the same time, provided the fonts have been licensed for both platforms. Also documents created with our fonts in Unicode based applications can be shared between Macintosh and Windows computers. (Unicode applications now available are: InDesign 1.x, 2.x, MS Office 97/2000/XP for Windows, MS Office 98/2001/X for Macintosh, File MakerPro, Adobe Illustrator 10 and more).
Clients accustomed to working cross-platform will be familiar with the discrepancies between Macintosh and Windows code pages: not all characters available on the Mac are accessible using Windows (and in a few cases, vice versa). However, in order to accommodate our Windows clients, we have rearranged our code pages wherever possible, to provide the fullest possible access to the extended range of characters included in our fonts.

3. The new internal PostScript and glyph naming allows trouble free work with Acrobat technology both on Macintosh and Windows. This is very important when creating PDF documents with embedded fonts which are Cyrillic code pages, since the code pages for Cyrillic on Macintosh and Windows are different.

4. The new improved internal font naming allows application such as Adobe Illustrator to combine all styles of family in one name with sub-styles menu. This is useful with "Long" packages as Helen, or HS Grotesk, which consist of many styles - Light, Regular, Bold, Black, Condensed, etc.



5. The new generation fonts are with normalization of height and with new kern information.

6. All packages are Adobe Type Manager 4.0 Deluxe and higher compatible
with free of problems report of ATM check on all typefaces.



7. Fonts in True Type font format for Windows
All packages are available in True Type font format for Windows based on Unicode addressing in different Code Pages. The Unicode addressing allows using different languages and applications such as MS Office 97/2000/XP, etc. under Windows 9x/NT/ME/2000/XP.

8. Some typefaces are developed in Multiple Master font format (MM).
HermesSOFT Multiple Master typefaces are the first Cyrillic fonts for Windows in the world. Multiple Master fonts extend the limits of using typefaces to your imagination. See also the Multiple Master font format for more information.

9. Fonts in Open Type Format
HermesSOFT recently released few font families in the OpenType format.
The two main benefits of the OpenType format are its cross-platform compatibility (the same font file works on Macintosh and Windows computers), and its ability to support widely expanded character sets and layout features, which provide richer linguistic support and advanced typographic control. Read more ...

OpenType PRO
HermesSOFT currently offers
special OpenType PRO fonts.
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Font Utilities
These language resources, utilities,
and macroses
give you
the troubleshooting
help you need.
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Expert Support
Improved support for multi-lingual
problems
on Macintosh and Windows.
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Old Cyrillic and Glagolitic
Description of the Font Set
Main Advantages
UNIQUENESS,
Enablers.
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updated 1/25/11