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Old 15-10-2009, 03:58
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Question font change problem (otf-related?)

Hi all,

i have a problem with changing fonts (fontnames) by VBA scripts. (CorelDraw X4, WinXP)
The following works as expected:

Code:
 Dim d As Document
 Dim s As Shape
 Dim t As Text
 Set d = CreateDocument
 Set s = d.ActiveLayer.CreateParagraphText(3, 3, 5, 5, "This is an example.", , , "LM Roman 8", 8)
 Set t = s.Text
But this does not assign the correct font to the created text, instead the default font is used:

Code:
Dim d As Document
 Dim s As Shape
 Dim t As Text
 Set d = CreateDocument
 Set s = d.ActiveLayer.CreateParagraphText(3, 3, 5, 5, "This is an example.")
 Set t = s.Text
 t.Story.Font = "LM Roman 8"
 t.Story.Size = 8
Both variants of the script work, as expected, with other fonts, e.g. "Times New Roman".

The Font "LM Roman 8" is an open type font (postscript outline, single master) and available here: http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-fo...odern/download.

Can you reproduce this? Is it a special problem connected with this kind of opentype font?

Best regards,
marvin

Last edited by marvin; 15-10-2009 at 04:00. Reason: added program version information
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Old 15-10-2009, 12:28
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I can confirm it does not work with that font. I don't think it is an OpenType issue as I am using Windows 7 and almost all my fonts are OpenType and the code works fine. I just seems to be that series of fonts.

If I get a few more minutes, I will try and dig into it a little deeper.

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Old 17-10-2009, 09:53
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OK. I did some testing too.
No other Font on my sytem showed this problem.

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Hi Marvin.

Have you tried to recreate/regenerate the font (like with fontlab or something).


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Old 20-10-2009, 05:49
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Have you tried to recreate/regenerate the font (like with fontlab or something).
Recreating the opentype font didn't solve the problem. Conversion to TrueType apparently solves the problem but is not what I want.

However, in the meantime I figured out that the described problem does not exist in CorelDraw X3! Both code snippets work perfectly well in X3 on the same system.

I believe the creators of the Latin Modern OpenType fonts know exactly what they are doing. So the font handling in X4 seems to be faulty.

Moritz
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