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I use both "Mr Hand" and "Heavyhand" which I bought from Objects Online (.com) You can get there via link at the Vectorworks website. I also use "Graphite" which I got with a Mac/PC copatible HP Printer. All three are good "hand drafted" type fonts - Hand and Heavyhand appear like you added presssure to your triangle-type lettering.

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I forgot to mention that all of the above fonts are "True-type" fonts but, I believe there are postscript versions available. For pure postscript try "Tekton" a great looking font - try PhilsFonts.com for this.

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Does anybody know of a good looking - architectural- read handwritten look - font

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You should stick with TT fonts in VW. They seem to line render better than other types of fonts.

It's what we reccomend.

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PostScript fonts display just fine on a Mac - with a little help from Adobe's ATM. I have been using PostScript fonts with TrueType fonts for years without a problem. Although I have replaced many PS fonts with TT ones (as new OS's ship with TT's now), I still have dozens of PS fonts active. I cannot tell any difference by what I see on the screen or the printed page (PostScript printer) as to which font type was used. ATM? Deluxe is what I am using now on OS 9. I am not sure what is available for OSX yet.

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Fred, yes we do.

I know what you are probably getting at ...

When you rpint to a post script printer and you have been using a TT font, the tt font is then translated for printing purposes. Apparently, printers are smart enough to do that. Maybe it's in the VW print translation too. I'm not totally sure on where the trasnlation occurs.

From what I hear though, PS fonts can't be displayed on a Mac. It will show a bitmap or TT font. When it prints, it will convert it to the font recognized by the printer.

I'll try to find a more technical answer to this as soon as I can.

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