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set FONT style

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:56 pm
by mengel
I'm working with specific layout and fonts for clients, and it would be great if we could set the font style (thin, condensed, light, black ...) not all fonts have this, but some has and I have clients using the variations. Right now you can only set the font family. So having the ability to set the FONT STYLE would be great. Thanks.

Re: set FONT style

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 11:20 am
by Sadler
I'm not really a font expert but I can see all variants of Banschrift (for example) in Magic and where there is a bold version, the bold checkbox displays it. I'm guessing here but, if there isn't a bold version, Magic simulates bold by widening or doubling the font. I looks like italic is always simulated (i.e. it is not a variant, just slanted).

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The variants appear in the font list, as in the image above. Some applications try organise these into a family - not always successfully...

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So Magic isn't a DTP or graphic design app and I think it does rather well on the font side of things. But I have a text heavy project I'm working on in Magic at the moment myself and there's a few things I wish I could do that Magic doesn't support.

Re: set FONT style

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:24 pm
by Eric
I can't say that this would be a high priority for us. You can easily create whatever text you want in some other app, save it as an image with an alpha channel, and load it into Magic using the Image module.

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