I would like to use the font packaged with the non|step theme in a Rainmeter config, but when I put "FontFace=Nonstep" I get the error "Unable to create font: Nonstep." Any ideas?
P.S. I know I've been posting quite a bit lately, and I'm relatively sorry for that, but I'm new to this (obviously), and I have been trying to find answers for these things on my own.
what font does nonstep use?
get that font, put it in your windows\font dir,
then try rainmeter again.
thats how all the font things work, I think (or you can point them to the actuall font file also I think...)
Wouldn't FontFace be a specific, single font?
fractaldesign: I understand how to install fonts, etc. The nonstep theme comes with "Nonstep" and "STAN0753" TrueType fonts.
xcal: I am trying to specify the single font "Nonstep"
erm, then install the nonstep font!
but I dont know rainmeter, so...
But my guess is:
It might actually be called something else tho0ugh
which is why you should look in nonstep and figure out how that uses it ;)
I have installed both fonts by dragging them into the font directory.
what are there names!!!!?
not the filename, but the font name. pretty sure you need to use the font name, but I dont know really thats just my past experience.
look in the non|step files for a font reference. OK!?
Well, one is actually called "Nonstep," and the other is "standard 07_53." The second font works, but it doesn't look like the font used in the rest of the theme.
You generally can't just drag fonts into the fonts directory. Go to your fonts folder, and you should have a menu option that says 'install new font'.
Do it that way.
I did that and it said they were already installed.
how does the theme use the fonts (again!)
How would I find out how it uses them? I think it just sets the font to "nonstep."
you need to look in the theme .rc files for a reference to the font.
search for "nonstep" or "font" in all the files.
you should be able to discern what to call it.
Thats it from me, your ticking me off...
Thanks for ...trying to help, I guess. Did I mention I'm new to this, and fairly new to programming in general? And I have searched fora, wikis, etc., but they're not always that specific.
Go to your font folder, and double click the "nonstep.ttf".
The "Typeface Name" is "Nonstep" capital "N". Also, open notepad, and try to use the font there.
I've tried putting a capital "N" before, and just now I tried using the Nonstep font in Notepad, and it worked fine.
Seems like a possible problem with rainmeter then. Try using random other fonts with Rainmeter to see if any of those fonts do not work as well.
If you can verify the location of the problem is in rainmeter, send the author an email bug report.
Alright. When I get some extra time I'll try a bunch of fonts.
Not all apps like pixel fonts, and considering the nonstep style my guess is that it indeed is a pixel font, even if it's in True Type format. Not much you can do except look for some similar typeface that's a real ttf (a true True Type if you will :)).
Ahh. That's some good information. Thanks!