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    New Font

    Does anybody know where someone could get the new Iowa State font? I've been looking for awhile and haven't found it. It's so cool!
    I think its like a tweaked Agency FB or something.



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    Re: New Font

    I'm pretty sure it's a proprietary font that the athletic department created. I don't think it's available to the general public, but I could be wrong.




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    Re: New Font

    I've been wondering about this as well.



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    Re: New Font

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's a proprietary font that the athletic department created. I don't think it's available to the general public, but I could be wrong.
    I'm pretty sure this is true.



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    Re: New Font

    One used to be able to purchase the university font set but the Cyclone font (as it is named) is created and owned by the AD and I don't think you can get your hands on it. And that's too bad, because it is a great font.



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    Re: New Font

    They have all the letters and numbers on the original PDF. Surely someone should be able to do something with that.

    Maybe I can after lunch.



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    Re: New Font

    May want to check this out: [QUOTE]http://www.cyclones.com//pdf3/91103.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10700

    I'm guesing it is not available to public.



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    Re: New Font

    i can try to throw something together but it will take some time



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    Re: New Font

    Techniques abound on the Interweb for extracting fonts from PDF files. But you will likely only get a subset (since these days mostly only subsets are embedded), and I don't think you will get the font metrics from the PDF file, and will have to generate those somehow.

    Then, once you have done all that, you still have a font that you probably aren't supposed to have, and are subject to any repercussions for using said font...


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    Re: New Font

    well, i did it quickly and it worked fairly well, but i'm not sure if i should share



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    Re: New Font

    Maybe just PM, as long as you're not selling it, I doubt they're going to care.



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    Re: New Font

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Maybe just PM, as long as you're not selling it, I doubt they're going to care.
    Not so sure about that...if that font starts showing up in public somehow (unauthorized use), I think they might not be too happy.


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