Font Variants

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Font Variants

Postby matutiten » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:39 am

I've got installed Monserrat font. When I select Monserrta font, the variants "Extra Light" and "Thin" appears as "font-weight = 280" and "font-weight = 250", and if I select some of those variants, there's no changes in the text.

some help about this?

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Re: Font Variants

Postby druban » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:08 am

Some of the free font families like J Ulanovsky's Montserrat just aren't robust enough for Inkscape's text tool. You might try Gotham (are you in Windows?) Alternately you could try installing the specific font you want again by itself and not as part of the package
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Re: Font Variants

Postby tylerdurden » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:46 am

Keep in mind, Inkscape follows the conventions of CSS and SVG, so variants outside of those conventions may not work well or not at all.

For example, SVG and CSS only supports nine weight variants, the numbers 100, 200, …, 900 but some faces have a weight of 1000 (as supported by FontLab).[3] Since Inkscape relies on SVG, it cannot directly support a weight of 1000. Also, SVG and CSS have no way to distinguish between two faces in the same font-family that differ in away not described by the above properties (e.g. Pochoir Regular and Pochoir Sprayed). One should note that the Bold and Italic buttons in the Inkscape text toolbar have recently been replaced by a drop-down list to accommodate more face options. There is a new CSS3 Font module being written. The main change from CSS2 is that the property font-variant is being changed from a font-selection property to a font-feature property with expanded functionality. It will allow one to select between various glyphs in a single font face.

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