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Old 11-08-2017, 11:03 AM  
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I had a PM asking how to use FontForge to change font Panose Weight. As the MR PM system doesn't allow image attachments, I'll post details here for anyone else who might be interested.
  1. First take a copy of all 4 original ttf files. It's quite easy in FontForge to overwrite the original if you get a bit click-happy
  2. Open FontForge, navigate to xxx-Regular.ttf and double-click it. This will open a new window displaying the glyphs.
  3. From the menu goto Element > Font Info.
  4. From the left-hand column highlight OS/2 and click the tab labelled Panose. You should see something like the first attached image.
  5. You will see a column of metrics, each with a drop-down menu. Weight is the 3rd item. If its value is anything other than Book, click the drop-down and select Book.
  6. Click the OK button at the bottom. You will be back to the main window showing the glyphs.
  7. To save your updated ttf, click File > Generate Fonts, see second attached image. Navigate to wherever you want to save it and click the Generate button at the bottom. (You may get some kind of pop-up warning. I just ignored it by clicking Yes.)
  8. Click File > Close. You will a get a pop-up asking whether you want to save an untitled.sfd file, click Don't Save.
  9. That's it for the xxx-Regular font.
  10. Repeat steps 2-8 for xxx-Italic.ttf.
  11. Repeat steps 2-8 for xxx-Bold.ttf and xxx-BoldItalic.ttf. However, in step 5 select the Weight value Bold from the drop-down menu.
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