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    Smart Notebook and Sassoon Primary font

    I've just recently upgraded the teachers computers in a school to Windows 7. Everything went smoothly except the smartboards didn't work properly using version 10 of Smart Notebook so I've upgraded them all to version 11 of the software. However, since doing so the Sassoon Primary font that the school uses as default is no longer recognised by Smart Notebook. It appears fine in the font list in Word so I know that it's properly installed. Does anyone know of any issues that might affect Smart Notebook 11 and either the Sassoon Primary font or Open Type Fonts in general?

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    Just to update everyone on what I've found out about this problem; Smart Tech have confirmed with me that Smart Notebook does not support Open Type Fonts, so even if they're installed they won't show up in the list. However I managed to solve the problem as Microsoft Office 2013 includes a Sassoon Infants TrueType Font which looks very similar (if not the same) as the OTF font.

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    I've just had a similar experience and then dug deeper and found this

    As Administrator and Copyright owner of the Sassoon fonts with Dr. Rosemary Sassoon, I can tell you there are NO safe sites from which to download Sassoon fonts - because we do not licence them for that. We have never offered free fonts. We have a 100% success rate in stopping any such illegal activity wherever we see it.

    As professionally researched, developed and designed fonts over many years, we rightly deserve our rewards. There is no need to seek these fonts free when we offer them at up to 50% discounted rate for Schools, Teachers and Parents form our website. Just search for 'sassoon font' in any search engine.

    Some of the range of fonts is also licensed for sale by major Distributors such as fonts.com.

    We also licence font software for use in applications and websites.

    Thank you,

    Adrian Williams
    I expect there will be some huffing and puffing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've just had a similar experience and then dug deeper and found this



    I expect there will be some huffing and puffing.
    Thanks for the info. I interited the fonts I was trying to install so I can't verify where they came from, just that they didn't work in smart notebook. The school is licenced for Office 2013 anyway so that font I used from the base package of office should be legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavins38 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I interited the fonts I was trying to install so I can't verify where they came from, just that they didn't work in smart notebook. The school is licenced for Office 2013 anyway so that font I used from the base package of office should be legit.
    I couldn't find it in Office 13, is it called sassoon?

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    Sassoon isn't included in Office 2013 that I can see. It is specifically licensed per user/computer and it isn't cheap.

    I'd check you've got a license for it before getting it working, as it would be copyright infringement if you don't have a license. Also, I'm pretty sure the makers do offer a ttf file, which you'd be entitled to with the right license.

    We won't be using any of their fonts here as they are simply too expensive for site licensing.

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    The font I found on the computer I looked at was called Sassoon Infants. Maybe it wasn't part of Office 2013 and someone had installed it themselves. I believe the school is licenced to use the Sassoon font, I just can't find it on the server anywhere!

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    Contact the makers, they'll be able to tell you if you are and will be able to give you the files you need too. Ie. Ttf files of the fonts.

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    Didn't some Primary Edu software come with the font built into it though so it could be reading through or did I dream that (it could be old software I am talking back to Win 98 PC days....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Didn't some Primary Edu software come with the font built into it though so it could be reading through or did I dream that (it could be old software I am talking back to Win 98 PC days....)
    I remember the old Pages software (that is still used very infrequently here!) either came with SassoonPrimary or was recommended to use with SassoonPrimary—I can't remember which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Didn't some Primary Edu software come with the font built into it though so it could be reading through or did I dream that (it could be old software I am talking back to Win 98 PC days....)
    yes but im damned if i can work out what think it might be something sherston

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    I'm almost certain it's a Sherston package that provides it, although can't remember for the life of me which it is either :/

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    Clicker 5 included one of the Sassoon Primary Fonts.

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    May well be it!

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    Think its Handwriting for Windows ? HfW

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