Our fonts come with the files stuffed in a single archive file

using Stuffit for the Macintosh or PKunZip for the PC. To extract Stuffit

archives, just click on them and they will unstuff to the destination you

specify. To extract PKZip archives you will need a copy of PKunZip. If

you don't have a current copy you can obtain one from almost any local

bulletin board or online service, or from our BBS at 512/472-6905.


Macintosh: If you are using System 7 all you need to do is drop the

fonts you wish to use on your system folder and they will automatically be

placed in the Font folder. If you are using an older version of the system

software you will need to drop the fonts on the system file itself. Before

installing fonts determine whether you wish to use True Type or Postscript.

For Postscript install the .bmap file and the file with no suffix. For

Trutype just install the .suit file. Do not install both Postscript and

Truetype unless you rename one of the suitcases so that they will not


MS DOS: Where you install the fonts will depend on the program you

are using. Consult your manual for more information.

Windows: Click on the Control Panel icon. In the Control Panel

click on Fonts icon. Select add fonts. In some cases you may need to also

add the fonts specifically to the programs you are using. Consult the

program manual for more information.


Font Appears as Boxes (Macintosh): First, check to make sure that

none of the characters display properly. Some calligraphic, display and

decorative initials fonts may have only upper or lower case characters, but

not both. This is not a defect, but a traditional characteristic of those

types of alphabets. This is an indication that the font is too complex for

the memory configuration which you are currently using. This is most

likely to happen when using the Postscript versions under system 6.X, on a

68000 Macintosh, or on a system with less than 4 megabytes of system

memory. However, with more complex fonts it can occur with more powerful

systems. It can also be the result of programs which have poor memory

management. In some cases assigning additional memory to the application

you are using can solve this problem, but the more complex the font is, the

more memory it demands. We have never encountered any problems on any

systems which have a 68030 or better processor and at least 8 megabytes of

memory, but some of the newer Macintoshes, although nominally equivalent to

an SE/30 or better, have inexplicably poor memory management. In the worst

case scenario your system just may not be able to run some of the most

complex fonts without some sort of hardware or software upgrade.

Font Not Visible on Screen or Appears Only in Small Point Sizes

(PC): This is essentially the same problem as the one noted above on the

Macintosh. It means that your system is not powerful enough to handle the

number of points in the font you're trying to use. This problem is

particularly troublesome with PCs running Windows, but it will be fixed

with the release of Windows95. This generally occurs with art and

decorative initials fonts, but the limitations on the PC are even more

severe than on the Macintosh, so on older systems it may occur with less

complex fonts as well. It is less likely to happen with TrueType fonts

than with Postscript, and can only be dealt with by getting a more powerful

PC. Generally a 486 or better with at least 8 megabytes of memory should

have no problems. If you cannot upgrade your hardware you may find that you

can still use the more complex fonts in a limited context. Generally you

should be able to use smaller point sizes with multiple characters, or

print one or two individual characters in larger point sizes, even if they

don't appear on the screen.

Font Appears Not to Have Apostrophes: This is a quirk of certain

word processing programs which can be configured to use a non-standard

apostrophe character in place of the standard apostrophe included in all

our fonts. Some programs, including Microsoft Word may come configured to

use the alternative apostrophes. Consult your manual to reconfigure the

software, or for the key combination necessary to access the correct


Font Prints with Rays or Lines on it: Generally a problem with

Postscript versions of the most complex fonts and certain art or font

sampling programs. Not much you can do except try a different program.

Font Prints Only Some Lines of Some Characters (PC): This is

another function of PCs with insufficient memory, generally only with those

fonts with many overlapping points, particularly decorative initials. This

may be fixable by changing the settings on your printer (see printer

manual). Alternatively it should not be a problem if you print only a few

characters at a time, which is normal use for this type of font anyway.