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Re: AVTS3-10-20 different fonts in races

What I meant was to reselect the same font.  If the font was 'Arial Narrow' then reselect the 'Arial Narrow'.
The reason for this is the RTF data stores the font family (which is one of the follow ROMAN, SWISS, MODERN, or SCRIPT) along with the actual font name (e.g.. "Times New Roman", "Arial", "Arial Narrow", etc.).  If the actual font cannot be found on the system displaying the data then the next closes font in the font family is use.  GEMS was not specifying the font family when fonts were selected and so a random font family was stored in the RTF data.  This is now fixed an so by just re-selecting the same font the correct font family is saved in the RTF data.

As far as adding a list of fonts to the installation of AVTS, there is no way of knowing what fonts going to be in all the databases downloaded to the AVTS.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: AVTS3-10-20 different fonts in races

"and reselect font" to what?? Is this a trial and error sort of operation until you find matches?  Sounds like this should be added to list of GEMS installation files for AVTS.  Which is what you were saying I guess.
----- Original Message -----
To: Bugs
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: AVTS3-10-20 different fonts in races

This has been fixed and will be in the next GEMS-1-14 release.
NOTE:  The problem is that the font specified in GEMS is not on the AVTS system (in Tari's case it is the "Arial Narrow" font).  When a font is not found Windows attempts to use a different font in the same family.  Unfortunately GEMS was not setting the font family correctly. 
There are two solutions to this problem.
    1) Install the missing fonts on the Accu-Touch (This should be the standard procedure).
    2) Unset the "Cards printed" flag (you do not need to unset the 'Cards Layed out' flag), highlight the offending text and reselect the font.
----- Original Message -----
To: Bugs
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 9:47 PM
Subject: AVTS3-10-20 different fonts in races

races have different fonts- 2 candidates are different and 1 has occupational designation in italic -  yes and no appear in TNR  and the font size varies in the text from prop to prop    - the Race headers are in some font I don't recognize - not what is on the Gems ballot
Tari Runyan
Global Election Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 747  (mailing)
2716 Fairview CT. (street)
Montesano WA 98563
voice   360-249-2445
fax   360-249-2285
cell  360-270-1159