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Custom Font aachencomweb not working in windows 8.1

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  •  Hi 

     I have created a windows store application which uses font aachencomweb-bold.ttf  ,  The font style is not coming while running the application. however i tried other customfonts like helvetica  it is coming. The font is detected by visual studio from assets folder in the solution. but it is not coming when i set the fontfamily textblock.

      <TextBlock Foreground="{StaticResource commonColor}" Height="123" Margin="10,2,0,0" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="75°C" VerticalAlignment="Top" FontSize="96" FontFamily="Assets/aachencomweb-bold.ttf#Aachen Com Web Bold" FontWeight="ExtraBlack" d:LayoutOverrides="HorizontalAlignment"/>

    Can anyone help on this ? is it because it is a webfont.


    • Edited by jashif Monday, July 21, 2014 10:35 AM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 8:06 AM

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  • There's lots of information on the web about this:

    http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=WLETDF&PC=WLEM&q=using+a+custom+font+windows+8+store+app&src=IE-SearchBox

    If you can't figure it out, please put your app on OneDrive and share a link to it here.


    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Monday, July 21, 2014 1:35 PM
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  • Hi Matt 

    I have tried all these .  I have shared a sample code can you check and confirm.

    I have attached the link for the sample code in skydrive,

    Download

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=AAA2A33D9C4F7026%211465

    I have placed the font in Assets folder of the application , the font name is aachencomweb-bold.ttf

    The Expected behaviour when this font is assigned is below .

    

    But when used in windows 8.1 this font is not refecting.

    In the sample i have used two textblock one with font aachencomweb-bold.ttf and another with font Helvetica-Neue-LT-Com-95-Black.ttf   the second one is coming correctly.


    Monday, July 21, 2014 2:47 PM
  • Yes I see the problem.  Can you redownload that font from where you got it?

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Monday, July 21, 2014 6:52 PM
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  • Hi matt,

    When i installed this font in system and took a word application the font is coming fine..

    But when used in windows 8 application it is not coming, is this because of licensing? i downloaded the font again still the problem is coming.

    Can you give help on this.


    • Edited by jashif Monday, July 21, 2014 7:07 PM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 7:03 PM
  • Hi matt,

    Is there any way to make it work ?

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:17 PM
  • Do you have a license for the font? 

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:11 PM
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  • Hi Matt,

    The font is a custom font which has licenses, so if the font has licenses will it be a issue ?

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:47 PM
  • It might.  Do you have a license for it?

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:32 PM
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  • Hi Matt,

    You need the license information? 

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:15 PM
  • Hi Matt.

    If i have a license where should i put in the solution. or fonts with license won't work in windows store apps?

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:41 AM
  • Can you please provide the license to me? msmall at ms.

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Monday, July 28, 2014 3:09 PM
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