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6/3/13
Original Poster
BenCraib

Merriweather font not working

In my Google Drive Merriweather font is coming up as arial.
 
I am using a 2012 Macbook air, latest version of chrome.
 
Any ideas?
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DAS1951
6/3/13
DAS1951
Is it a text doc being converted to Google Docs on upload?  If so, check the fonts list.  It is not as extensive as in your desktop app.
6/4/13
Original Poster
BenCraib
No it's not. If I create a new document and then change the font to werriweather it comes out arial!
 
Cheers,
 
Ben
DAS1951
6/4/13
DAS1951
Ben
 I do not have Merriweather in my WinWord so I tried a different obscure typeface, Algerian.

I uploaded and found following expected behaviour:

1)  No conversion to GDocs.
i) Viewed in Google Drive Viewer - typeface not Algerian, probably Arial.  A viewer does not purport to give an accurate representation of what is in the document.  For that you need the native app.
ii) Downloading from My Drive into Word - typeface as originally produced, i.e. Algerian.

My test Word doc:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3R1cXOlX5R8YzF3MlJGRGxuanM/edit?usp=sharing

2)  Conversion to GDocs.
As Algerian is unavailable the typeface defaulted to what is probably Arial.  Typeface not indicated.

This is my Gdocs doc:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gw41H9m93G7eTf_o1HcZ6NsFqgqNd3CD6CfI6h5WL5A/edit?usp=sharing

3)  Online Gdocs document.
If I understood you correctly you just created a doc online, so I tried that:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LRs4t-MWuUKRfM7eGTkIp5HKrTjYqP4s-hOF5wgrv2s/edit?usp=sharing

I had to look for Merriweather in the additional font list.

Before I started typing I changed the typeface to Merriweather, which was then the doc default.  No auto switch to Arial.  Follow the link and you can see what I did.  You can play around yourself - I have left it (and the others) open to editing.

I hope this helps.


6/6/13
Original Poster
BenCraib
Thank you!
 
When I look at your online gdocs document, it just comes in arial to me! I have deselected and then selected Merriweather again from my fonts list and it makes no difference. I am not converting any docs from word....
 
DAS1951
6/6/13
DAS1951
Odd.  I have now added some lines:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LRs4t-MWuUKRfM7eGTkIp5HKrTjYqP4s-hOF5wgrv2s/edit?usp=sharing

Merriweather looks a lot like Times New Roman to me in my set-up.

By all means write below my text - putting in a name or initial to distinguish from my text.  Do *not* change colour in order not to affect font perception.

Can you post a screen shot of what you see when you are looking at my document?

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