Category Archives: Our Designs & Products

PRESENTING ONDISE, OUR LATEST FONT

Have you seen our new font, Ondise? She’s curvy and fluid, with a natural baseline that dances across the page. In addition to a full set of upper and lowercase letters, she has a full set of beginning & end-of-word swashes as well as several alternate ampersands. You’ll see just enough irregularity in the letters […]

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December 28, 2013 - 9:33 pm

crystal - I love this font and its nice to see its lower priced than most of the other fonts. I have a hard time spending money on something I am only going to use once however… do you have any sales coming up?

December 30, 2013 - 7:47 am

Jess - Thanks, Crystal! We don’t have any upcoming sales but if you sign up for our email newsletters (on the website) you’ll get first notice. Happy New Year!!!

August 6, 2014 - 11:58 am

JoAnn - I am sorry for all the previous comments! I was able to enable the swashes but can only get them to work on the last letter of each word. Is there a trick to get the swash to appear on the first letter?

Thank you!

August 8, 2014 - 8:09 am

Jess - Hi JoAnn! Thanks for your font passion & purchase of Ondise. It’s lovely to meet you!! I have an easy fix for you — the code in Ondise needs a space or a bit of punctuation in front of that first letter in order to recognize it as the beginning of a word. Once you add that, it should automatically swash for you. Let me know if this doesn’t work, and we can chat a bit more about what might be happening. Thanks again!

August 19, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Rebekah - Hi!

Do the swashes work in word(2013) I downloaded the font but cant get it to add the swashes to either the front or end of the word..

Is there a way to enable it?

August 20, 2014 - 8:22 am

Jess - Hi Rebekah, thank you so much for purchasing Ondise! The swashes do work in Word 2013. There are a couple of things you need to do to turn them on:

1) Make sure you have a space or bit of punctuation added before the first letter & after the last letter in your word. The application looks for this to say, ‘Aha, she wants a swash here!’
2) Turn on “Stylistic Set 1″ within Word’s advanced/Opentype font options. You can read more about how to access these options ,a href=”http://www.magpiepaperworks.com/blog/wedding-tutorials/using-opentype-fonts-in-microsoft-word/”>here, in a previous blog post.

After setting everything up, you should see the swashes appear automatically. Hope this helps! Thanks again.

November 19, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Sara - Hi I have recently purchased Ondise and am having a bit of trouble with the Swash! I am using it in Windows 2008 (for Mac) and iDraw. I have tried adding some punctation/spaces at the start of the sentences but that hasn’t worked. Many thanks!

November 20, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Jess - Hi Sara, thanks for your purchase – it is lovely to meet you! Sorry to hear about the difficulty; unfortunately the Swash feature is only supported by recent versions of MS Office. They added opentype support in 2010 – any version from then on should allow you to use the swash feature.

NEW CALLIGRAPHY PRINTS AVAILABLE!

Many of you have asked about the “Be You, Bravely” artwork I lettered up last year. I have happy news: it is now available as a print (and a lot of other lovely items!) in my Society 6 shop here. Yay! p.s. I’ll be adding more artwork as time permits – check back soon for […]

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ANNOUNCING A NEW FONT: MIRABELLE!

My latest font family was just born! Please welcome Mirabelle – if you want to play, head over to the shop to pick up a copy. She’s on sale until October 1st – just enter code BRANDNEW at checkout to snag the discount. Yay!

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