Simple Text Asset
Fonts used by the Simple Text Asset are stored within the experience's project file structure. As a result, there is no need to pre-install embeddable fonts used by the Simple Text Asset on targeted Player devices. This applies to all Player platforms.
If a font's license forbids embeddability, you would need to pre-install the font manually on each Player device.
Verfiying whether a font is embeddable
As noted above, only embeddable fonts can be installed by Intuiface. Any font whose Font embeddability property is set to "Restricted license" will have to be pre-installed on each Player device by the font owner.
To determine whether a particular font is embeddable, follow either of the two procedures below:
- If you have direct access to the .ttf or .otf font file, right-click the file then select Properties in the pop-up menu. In the Properties panel, select Details and have a look at the value of the Font embeddability property. The value should be "Installable" or "Editable".
- If the font is installed on your PC, click on the Windows menu icon, type "Control Panel" and select Fonts. Find the appropriate font family and double-click it. Then right-click the specific font you're interested in and select Properties in the pop-up menu. In the Properties panel, select Details and have a look at the value of the Font embeddability property. The value should be "Installable" or "Editable".
Rich Text Asset
Fonts used in the Rich Text Asset are not stored in an Intuiface project - they are not embeddable - and thus must be preinstalled on every device running Player in order for them to be accessible to your project.
Selecting the minimum font size for your display
The minimum font size appropriate for a screen depends upon the size of the screen, the resolution of the screen, and the distance viewers will be placed from the screen.
A third-party Font Size Calculator can help you determine the appropriate minimum font size for your deployment.
Intuiface does not maintain this calculator and encourages you to take its conclusions as a recommendation only. Ultimately, you are the final judge!
Fix the font size on Android
Sometime you may notice some discrepancies in your experience between how the fonts appear in the Composer's Play Mode and on an Android tablet.
It is more likely due to the font settings of your Android device.
To fix this issue, go into the Android Settings then Display then Font and Screen Zoom.
The Font Size parameter must be set to "Tiny" and the Font parameter set to "Default".
Once these parameters adjusted, the fonts will be displayed properly on your Android device.