New Font

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  1. Drewsch

    Drewsch New Member

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    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.
     
  2. dustinal

    dustinal Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    I've been wondering about this as well.
     
  4. thunderdave

    thunderdave POOTMFS

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    I'm pretty sure this is true.
     
  5. tejasclone

    tejasclone Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. intrepid27

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  8. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  10. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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

    cyismydog Well-Known Member

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

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    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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