Font Fitting Room - Plug-ins
Plug-ins finds unactivated font names in an opened document, sends them to Font Fitting Room(FFR) v3.5 and above for activating. Once fonts become active, host software could display or handle fonts properly.
As software plug-in development resources and predefined file name extensions are different, we apply different plug-in file accordingly. Currently we have plug-ins for the following software. More possible software supports are going to be added later.
Installing the Plug-in
Source file location: After installation of FFR, a 'plug_in' sub-directory containing all of the plug-in source files could be found in the FFR installation directory.
How does the Plug-in work?
Step 1.The plugin would be called by the software listed above when it's opening a document or when the automate menu command is selected for the plugin;
Step 2.The plugin finds and sends unactived font name to FFR;
Step 3.(Deluxe Version) FFR search database for the font locations using received postscript name. If all fonts were found in database, skip step 4;
Step 4.FFR search in secified font folder to find font locations using received postscript name;
Step 5.FFR activated found fonts and feedback the results to plugin;
Step 6.After the process finished, the plugin display the final result, and make "OK" button available for return to host.
Let's take Adobe® Photoshop® as an example to see how it works:
FFR v3.0 build a set usage frequency counter in background. When a set or any font in it be activated manually in "Font Sets" bar/tab, the counter is increased by 1.
Database search for plug-in fonts starts from the set with higher usage frequency.
So, to make a set search first, just select the set or any font in its list, then click "activate" command in "Font Sets" bar/tab. You can deactivate them immediately after that.
December 04, 2013 new!
Font Fitting Room 3.5.4 has been released.
November 28, 2010
MCataloguer 3.1 has been released.