[Scribus] Finding a Font (OT)

Urs Schuetz u.schutz
Thu Dec 7 01:01:03 CET 2006

On Wed, 06 Dec 2006, Calum Polwart wrote:

> OK this is probably off topic, but if anyone knows you guys will know.
> I've just been shown some mock-ups of a document that use a (c) font.
> The mock-ups look very good but the font family contains loads of
> variations (bold, demi bold, etc)  Each font costs ?50, or we can get
> the whole family for ?550.  I'd like to stick as closely to the design
> of the mock ups as I can but the whole project isn't worth that much
> money!
> The mockup used 6 versions, but I suspect the whole document could use
> nearer 10.
> The font involved is Myriad Pro - nice but nothing to write home about.
> So what I want to know is:
> - Anyone know of a 'free' font (which behaves in Scribus) that looks
> very similar to Myriad.  (From what I understand there is actually
> Myriad included in Acrobat Reader - but that is hearsay)

Are you on a linux platform? Install acroread 7 and look at:
or check on your system with
# locate yriad

Independent on wether you have the fonts or not you should check
the licensing issues.

> - Is there any way to search for very similar fonts.  I'm sure I cam
> across a tool or website or something that could take a sample (not sure
> how that sample was produced) and then match it '?how' to similar other
> fonts..

don't know, sorry


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