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richardgatarski  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:01:29 AM(UTC)
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We are increasingly finding ourselves in situation where our customers use fonts that are not supported in vMix.

An anecdotical example for how serious fonts are is that many companies/organizations can invest in more than 10 000 USD for a custom made font, just because that's cheaper for them than to pay licensing fees. But of course, more common is that they want to use "their" font for branding purposes.

For the moment I have a client who uses "Trade Gothic LT" in various styles. It took me several hours to figure out how to trick vMix to render that font in the "Condensed" style. The otf font I installed in Windows, is indeed listed in the Title Editor (vMix 15.0.0.81), but neither selectable, nor rendered as Condensed (not even possible to specify "Condensed"). I did also try to convert the otf font to ttf, but no luck.

Photoshop and Word could easily manage/use both the otf and the ttf.

What I had to to was to hand code the "Fontfamily" in the XAML file to exactly the Name as listed in in Window's control panel for fints. If that XAML file is opened in the Title Editor, the Text field instead is listed as "Segoe UI".

So far I have been able to find work-arounds for most font issues in vMix. But it would save me, and I guess many other users, a lot of time and pain if vMix could solve these kind of issues. In another topic I have earlier discussed "Stylistic alternates". It would also be useful if "FontStreched" was supported in the Title Editor and/or vMix's Title renderer (which I think uses different rendering engines).

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:38:39 PM(UTC)
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+1

It can get frustrating not knowing which fonts work and which don't, even though they are in the drop down list...


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#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:50:35 AM(UTC)
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I am also trying to use a condensed font.

I am trying to hand code the "FontFamily" value but I can't seem to find a value that vMix will accept. How did you find the "exact Name as listed in Window's control panel"?

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:01:13 PM(UTC)
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Go into Window's Control Panel, select Fonts, find the font and copy its family name.
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