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    All wonderful designs.
    Here's my version. Not a real product, but there are boars head products from different companies I've discovered after creating this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Duke View Post
    All wonderful designs.
    Here's my version. Not a real product, but there are boars head products from different companies I've discovered after creating this.

    ron
    That's a great top, Ron.
    And it doesn't have to be real.
    Anything you can make up, is great.

    In fact, none of mine are real.

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    @ Rik and anyone else who might be interested. I used Affinity Designer (but Adobe Illustrator would have done equally well) because these programs can use all the features of open type fonts (as opposed to true type fonts) which allow one to choose from various alternative versions of swashes and other fancy bits of fonts that aren't available using Xara products. These ligatures allow more freedom of choice when using type in design.
    See the attached graphic. You'll notice that the grey version looks quite good, but the black one has a certain pzazz that is unavailable when using Xara.
    There is a work-around using Windows' Character Map, but the process is quite laborious. The font Swashington comes in two flavours; open type and true type.
    Open Type allows more freedom of choice and can use all the features of the font as nature intended. Many, many fonts come in both flavours and it's a pity that Xara cannot allow designers to take advantage of this.
    This is what we have been asking in the various Dear Xara threads over many years.
    Bob.

    EDIT. After all that, I never explained ligature so just click on this link for an explanation.
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  4. #34

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    And another label for a Friday evening.

    One the left, an image of a label, right is the Xara-ized version.

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    That's excellent, Mike.

    I saw a label that I might have a go at.

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    Probably Mike
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  7. #37

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    Don't understand, Egg. Sorry.

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    @Mike, TV ad. campaign that only old farts like Egg and myself from the UK would remember..."Probably the best lager in the world" Circa 1975-Carlsberg.
    Bob.
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  9. #39

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    Ah, cool. Thanks, Bob.

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    They're still doing it Bob, on pitch side advertising when there's a sponsor for alcohol who don't like any other brewer advertising. When Liverpool were sponsored by Carlsberg they had "probably ..." on their shirts quite often for the same reason
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