AFP font naming conventions

Font naming conventions identify a specific font and its characteristics. Each type of font has its own naming convention:

  • WorldType fonts follow the naming conventions in Naming conventions for the WorldType Fonts.
  • FOCA outline and raster fonts follow this convention for the names of each font component:

    The first character in the name defines the font component:

    Character set
    Code page
    Coded font

    After the first character, the remainder of the name depends on the type of component:

    Character set and coded font names are distinctive and can be used to determine whether a font is a General Library font, a CJK font, or a raster font. For example, character sets and coded fonts are only six characters for outline fonts rather than eight characters for raster fonts. Code page names are not distinctive enough to determine for which font group the code page is supplied.