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Transmitting User Characters
If you use
in a document, you should keep in mind that others you wish to share your work
with will not have the characters you have created unless you send them as
well. To ensure that recipients can view your document with all user characters
correctly displayed, as you intended, you should transmit the document with an
embedded proxy font(9-
Otherwise, the recipient will see blank, or worse, incorrect characters.
Embedded Proxy Font
Smart Characters can automatically extract the
used from a particular
and embed the proxy font into the document in Ascii format.
A proxy font contains a copy of the user characters used in a particular
document, so that the user font itself does not need to be transmitted. The
proxy font is not referred to directly, but rather indirectly via references to
the substituted user font. Whenever Smart Characters encounters a character in
the substituted user font, it substitutes the same character from the proxy
font. Whatever user fonts are installed are not used. The substitution from
user to proxy is automatically performed according to a
between the proxy and the original user font. The concordance is created when
the original document is saved and saved in the proxy font itself.
The proxy font file is automatically created and included into
your document when you save the document:
Creating a Proxy Font
To create and embed a
Note that the included
proxy font exists in two places: on your disk and in your document. You need
transmit only the document with included proxy font: there is no need to
transmit the disk font.
- Select File | Save to save the file.
Using Documents with Proxy Fonts
In order for Smart Characters to display characters from
they must be on your disk. Each time you open a document file that has an
the font is extracted and written to the disk and directory that contains the
- Before opening a document file with an included proxy font, copy it to a
directory into which Smart Characters can extract the proxy font. If the disk
is full or write protected, the font cannot be written, and the proxy
characters will not display.
How Proxy Fonts Are Made
When you save a document with a
set to Use Proxy, Smart Characters reads through the document and makes
a list of characters used in the designated user font. It then creates a new
in the same directory as the original document, writes the
to the new font, and copies the font data from the user font to the proxy font.
If File | Options
Embed User Characters(3-
is activated, Smart Characters appends the entire proxy font in ascii format to
the document file (fonts are stored on disk in binary format). Ascii format
eases transmission via electronic network, and makes the document easier to
edit or view using ordinary word processors.
From that point on, Smart Characters substitutes the identical proxy font
character for each
used in the document at the time the proxy font was last saved.
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