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    Hi,

    Can someone direct me to a site that would have:

    1. A font that would look like soap on glass storefront wiindows?

    2. A font that would look like chalk on a blackboard? Namely sidewalk sandwich boards?

    Thanks.

    Doug Relyea
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    Quote Originally Posted by drelyea View Post
    Hi,

    Can someone direct me to a site that would have:

    1. A font that would look like soap on glass storefront wiindows?

    2. A font that would look like chalk on a blackboard? Namely sidewalk sandwich boards?

    Thanks.

    Doug Relyea
    Hi Doug,

    A quick search turned up a ton - here's a bunch - note - haven't tested them or this site:
    http://www.ucreative.com/resources/2...lkboard-fonts/

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Chalk:

    https://www.1001fonts.com/chalk-fonts.html

    http://www.ucreative.com/resources/2...lkboard-fonts/

    I think a Magic Marker font is about as close to soap on glass as you'll get.

    https://www.fontspace.com/category/marker?p=4

    Paul :-)

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    Hi Paul,

    I expect you explained it correctly. The two programs I use (Greenstreet Draw 3.0 and Sketchup 8 ) don't treat the characters as you have explained in your post just in front of this post.

    Greenstreet Draw treats it as a single layer with a pair of connector points to the inner circle so that the circle in the center of the letter o is a punch through the object defined by the outer circle. The "line" joining these connector points is not rendered. Unfortunately, the connector points are not identifiable.

    Sketchup 8 (and other Sketchups I expect) also treat the letter as a single layer. It also does not identify the connector points nor renders the connector "line".

    I've bumped into this before, that all programs do not treat something the same, which was why I was curious which program you were using. An example: Paint.net vs Irfanview for photo editing of XXXX.tgas.

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    OMG Corel actually did something right for a change! I'm using Corel 6X that's probably 5 years old by now but this is how that handled fonts since Corel 10 from way back in 1998.

    Paul :-)

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    Hi Scott,

    Thanks, the site didn't try to install anything.

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks, I've got them bookmarked now.

    Some of the Chalk fonts look like they will work for Soap. They appear to represent Chalk blocks, rather than Chalk sticks from school.

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    The last link has several pages for markers, might be something you can use on another page.

    Paul :-)

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    Hi Paul,

    And that explains it. I expect it's a feature so that fonts are more editable in Corel than the programs I have. I feel it's more like extra bells and whistles, as well as more knobs and buttons.

    Greenstreet Draw started out as Compuworks Designer, and a lightweight version of that was included in the Works for Windows package in Windows 3.1. WfW was similar to Office and Libre Office in that it was a package of common programs which had a spreadsheet app, text app, 2-D illustration app, etc. And the various parts could be pulled together into a single document.

    Over the intervening time, I was able to track down the full Compuworks Designer program, and in tracking updates for that found it had migrated into Greenstreet Draw.

    I passed on Windows 95, and bought the upgrade disks for Win 98 that would upgrade from Win 3.1.

    Thanks

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    The T Type Fonts you get in Windows have always been built in layers. Microsoft owns a 50% share of Corel and when Corel introduced X5 it was so buggy that people went back to using their old Corel 10. Corel caught on and had Microsoft change fonts from 8 bit to 16 bit so Corel 10 could no longer use standard fonts. Maybe that the difference in how your program handles fonts.

    Paul :-)

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    Hi Paul,

    Thanks I did download several.
    KBN2.jpg

    A couple of these have "holes" inside the white but they aren't going to show well here. I also forgot I made the text bold, so that tends to wipe out the spaces.

    BTW, when did the cent sign disappear from computer Keyboards?

    Doug Relyea
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