Graphis text descenders missing

Hi all

I have had to use some (quite a lot) graphic text on a site and I am finding that my descenders are getting chopped off. Especially the tails of my Gs

Is this a common problem with GT or is it just this particular font - Hobo - and how do I solve the problem.

http://tomnemma.co.uk/blog.php

TIA David


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GRAPHIC not Graphis (typo)

The Header on this page is the only bit of graphic text - the rest is WY stuff.

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Hobo doesn’t have descenders at all

Looks like you did the drop shadow in FW? Does this preview correctly in FW?

If you can get it to preview ok if FW, try saving out the graphic text as a png then place it back in as a separate graphic file.


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Ok, I did a couple of test with graphic text using Hobobold. I don’t see any issue with previewing in the FW or Safari. Maybe your graphic object is just too small and is cropping off the decenders?

I did discover something I didn’t know before, mostly because I don’t use graphic text as a rule, but there are actually two different ways to apply a drop shadow to graphic text. One way is to simply select your graphic object with the text and apply the drop shadow style. The second is to hilight the text, then apply a text effect.

Not sure if the above creates differences. They are certainly not visually apparent as far as I can tell.


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Brian said:

Hobo doesn’t have descenders at all

Of course Brian is absolutely right here!

I was just asked to use this font and didn’t even look at it in its entirety - I am assuming it is more prevalent on PC systems.

What is is disconcerting is that the lower case g looks like it has been chopped off - I was expecting something similar to Garamond.

So guys thanks for your replies - the client (who chose it) even thought the letters were truncated!!!

David


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