QUESTION    Is it possible to use dots in font name?

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Could be any problems with dots in font name?
#1 - 2016-11-01, 13:14
« Last Edit: 2016-11-01, 13:15 by Nikolay Khrust »

Support+Docs, FontLab
FLS allows to generate font names with dots but who knows how they will work in apps... I have never met dots in font names before.
#2 - 2016-11-02, 04:44
Alex Petrov
Fontlab Ltd.

Thank you!
#3 - 2016-12-20, 15:14

CEO, FontLab
Could be any problems with dots in font name?

I agree with Alex; I have not seen it done, and it seems like the kind of thing that, if untested, may cause problems somewhere.

Why? Many apps that allow formatting of text with arbitrary fonts have their own handling/storage of font menu name and/or PostScript FontName. The possibilities of apps making arbitrary assumptions, however incorrect, is nearly endless.  :(  We have seen this in the past even with major apps such as Microsoft Office.

Hence, if the font is intended for broad general use, caution is sensible.
#4 - 2017-02-04, 10:52

#5 - 2017-12-11, 22:52
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