I am not able to import any fonts in this version of this software. If I have purchased any font and want to use it in Videoscribe I should be able to use it. Why this important feature has been removed?
Please help! I am having so much problem because of this.
There were a number of issues with fonts which customers had been wanting to see improvements too for quite a while. The main ones were:
• Language support - we've added Arabic, Chinese, Japanese & Korean so far
• Quality of the text - External fonts were not HD and could be very fuzzy, especially when zoomed in
• Kerning issues - Inconsistent spacing between characters
• Some fonts with longer tails on y's and j's would get cut off and look poor
To move forward on all these fronts we had to control the fonts being used in order to be able to truly test and ensure quality. This why we switched to GoogleFonts and why the initial deployment had 60 of their fonts available.
If there is a particular Google font you would like to see added please visit our 'What languages and fonts would you like to see?' forum.
The font system is a completely new system from the previous versions which means the following:
If you have any questions regarding these changes please check our Instant Answers
This is crazy!
I need to use custom fonts that are expensive to buy and are on brand and then I can't use them on the new version of the software. I also can't just 'USE' a 32bit version as the new mac pro only runs 64 bit content. Also because I didn't know about the change, all of my old scribes now wont work on the old font system that I need it to.
This needs to be addressed ASAP. The ability to use custom fonts is a requirement for any media creating software. This is such a horrible oversight.
Adding to this the help on the website mentions nothing of this new limitation. Is it because SPARKOL knows that this is a horrible decision but chose to do it anyway?
The update to the Google font system has allowed for improved customisation, adjustable font weight, support for more languages and most importantly an improved quality of the characters displayed on the canvas.
As mentioned previously, you can still use your own fonts in version 3.5.
As you are using a Mac, the x32 bit version will not be applicable to you as this is only a requirement for Windows users, you can simply download and install the Mac OS .dmg file.
I'm assuming you meant all of my old scribes now wont work on the 'new' font system?
Your projects will still work as usual and display your text from the old font system, you just won't be able to add new text elements that use the old fonts.
If you check the instant answer on historic fonts posted previously it will provide you with the steps on how to do this.
Far from a limitation, the improvement of language support alone has been one of the most requested features on our forums that can be expanded due to the implementation of this new system.
Hasheb Anzar is right, this is crazy.
Spin it anyway you want Johnathan. I'll be looking for alternatives
In addition, the Google font I want to use is not in the list.
An update from the VideoScribe team!
We’ve listened to your feedback and have now introduced the ability for you to upload your own fonts in addition to using a font from our library in our latest version, 3.10. You can download the latest version on our download page here.
Check out this article to Learn more about adding fonts!