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Change of font's style

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Hello

I have problem with fonts. I have installed Oswald with 4 styles. All apps (without paint.net) is using style which I want in paint.net - Oswald Regular v2.002. But paint.net isn't using this style. It's using Oswald Light.

What I can do to change style of font?

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@MPS Welcome to the forum :)

 

In order for Paint.net to use fonts, they must be stored in the Windows Font Folder on your system.

 

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My simple solution would just to try deleting, specifically, Oswald-Light from your Font folder. If it is not there it can't be used so, in theory, you should get the regular version being used as default.

 

EDIT: I've just done that myself and it works. As I described below the problem is the font name: all three family font members are named "Oswald" and presumably the first alphabetically is what is used by default.

 

Just go to Control Panel > Appearance and Pesonalization > Fonts (or whatever path your Windows OS uses to display the stored fonts). Find the Oswald font set click on it and delete "Oswald-Light". After that if you use PDN you should find it uses Oswald-Regular.

 

Although Oswald-Bold precedes it alphabetically I'm guessing it is the convention not to display a bold font when a regular one is available as emboldening and/or italicizing a regular font are usually options provided by the text writing tool being used. 

 

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https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/113810-text-and-text-window-installed-fonts-missing-from-menu/?do=findComment&comment=554878

 

I open that thread about a similar sort of matter a few weeks ago.

 

The bottom line apparently is that if PDN or a plugin does 'like', for whatever technical reason, a particular font/font set there is nothing you can do about it.

 

The problem may even be with the original font naming; many 'free' alternative font family sets name the font ie. its actual embedded name the same. It is surprisingly difficult to rename a font, especially if it is not a .ttf, and even if that has been done there is no guarantee that PDN or a  particular PDN text plugin would list separately every font in that family no matter however they were renamed.  

 

Edited by IHaveNoName

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Press 'Alt' + 'F' or click to select 'Font'. Use your mouse or arrow keys to scroll through the list of fonts available. To change the Font size press 'Alt' + 'E' or click to select and use your mouse or arrow keys to increase or decrease the font size.

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