Success story

Joachim Trinkwitz
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:35:12 +0200

Karsten Tinnefeld <> writes:

> I had the same problem with some softmaker fonts I did. Here is my 
> installation tool hack.  The helper file fi-catcodes helps with 
> fontinst customizations, fi-softmaker does the customization you were 
> interested in and fi-proof helps with the proof tables.
> 5bbj is an example translation file, where 5bbjproof produces the font 
> tables for verification of the translated font, the Softmaker Bembo 
> clone called Bergamo.

Great, thanks for all this pretty stuff, I shall tinker with it

Just being curious, why did you choose "5" for the supplier (given
that the softmaker fonts are coming from URW I put a "u" in front of

BTW, my fonts are from a CD-ROM in Sean Cavanaugh's book Type Design.
According to the AFM files the copyright is by URW & SoftMaker, but
there is a comment "Generated using Fontographer 4.1 and SeanTools" --
I wonder what he has done to the fonts. Any comments regarding the
quality of this stuff are welcome.

Greetings and thanks,

          Dr. Joachim Trinkwitz              email:
         Germanistisches Seminar             phone: 0228-737565
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet   fax:   0228-737479
      Am Hof 1d, 53113 Bonn, Germany