The next group of options
allows you to fine tune the font file renaming process.
Some foundries include their initials in the font name. This can be useful in
identifying various versions of popular typefaces such as Bodoni or Caslon, but
it can also make them difficult to locate. The option Remove Vendor
Name will remove the vendor’s initials from the file name, so
that it can be sorted by the font name. The strings that will be removed are contained
in a file called “Vendors.txt” that is located in the SFC application folder (Usually
C:\Program Files\SFC ). By default, it contains the IDs of the major font vendors.
You can add strings to this file with any text editor, like wordpad . In fact,
you can add any text that you want to remove from font names. You should avoid
adding strings that may be legitimate parts of font names, or unhelpful file names
may result. You can also remove lines from this file, if a particular entry is
causing problems. Please note that this only affects the file name, not the font
name that appears in application menus. If you want to change the actual font
name within the font file, you need to use a tool like Fontographer, or FontLab.
If you have created your collection with the Family Folders option, this can also
affect the folder name; “URW Antiqua Text Bol Nar” would become “Antiqua Text
Because the file renaming uses the font name as a base for the file name, many
files would have the terms Normal, Plain, or Regular included in the file name.
Since this is, in most cases, just extra clutter, you are given the option of
removing these words from all file names by selecting the Remove "Normal",
"Regular", "Plain" option.
The option Use
Title Case lets you create file names where each word in the
name starts with a capital letter. Some people find this easier to read. If words
in the name are already concatenated, this may not produce what you expect. For
example “UltraExtended” becomes “Ultraextended”.
SFC will optionally generate a text list of the fonts in the collection. This
list is updated each time fonts are added. It is saved in the collection folder
and is named “Font List.txt”. There are three options for list generation. Select
List to turn the list feature off. If Font
List is selected, a list of the font names, with one font per
line, is generated. If CSV
List is selected, a coma separated value list is generated that
contains the font name and some additional information. This can be used to import
the list into a spreadsheet or database.