support new fonts
It would be great to be able to add new fonts to indigo (custom or system fonts)
This is on-going word. Read about the latest fonts added here: http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/indigo-studio/archive/2014/06/27/releasing-update-1-for-indigo-studio-v3.aspx
Wale SANNI commented
I agree that we should be able to use fonts installed on the system. However, George (Admin) made a valid point concerning licensing issues. On that, I think Ajay's suggestion of implementing a feature where text can be converted into Images (Assets) and vice-versa might just be the way forward.
We will working on offering some more fonts for example (Source Sans Pro, Roboto, Roboto Condensed). For now it will be font weights 400, 700. We will add more weights and fonts later.
The challenge with licensed fonts like Helvetica Neue is that it's not available to everyone, and we cannot embed these in prototypes shared. We need to do this when someone is viewing the prototypes in a browser/windows pc. With stuff like photoshop, it's not an issue since it's flattened. With HTML-based prototypes, it can get messy. Correct me if you know differently about font licensing.
Is it possible to use the HelveticaNeue font family?
This is a common font used in iOS 7 applications.
Nicholas McClay commented
Just a note, that I would very likely be tempted to include icon fonts if this was supported such as Font-Awesome or ModernPictograms. I don't know if the Indigo team is worried about user's circumventing how icons usually work in Indigo for situations like that.
Matt Meeks commented
Even better would be integration with Typekit and/or Google Fonts, or the ability to use web fonts via @font-face
Allan Baumer commented
I'd be happy to see some more open source fonts like Source Sans Pro.
Scott B commented
For the record, I would be fine with a few Infragistics-selected fonts, could be free ones for all I care. Just some additional selection would be nice, but I don't need anything specific. I mock specifics up in Photoshop/Illustrator.
What about allowing us to change the fonts somewhere globally? Maybe even almost like CSS. We could say that Titles would be one font or size, body copy another, etc. Could speed things up if a user set this somewhere once.
Peter Wallace commented
Support for fonts installed on system is obviously needed.
There is a possible workaround to this if the text font is utmost critical and directly implementing all fonts is impossible. Have a tool within indigo which helps convert text using any system installed/browsable font to image(Asset). You could do this with 3rd party apps which is what i am doing now, but then it will be more time consuming. Downside of this being, we will not be able to do any programatic stuff like change text when a button i clicked (Again the previous workaround could be used, have another image-text and transform to that). the flexibility i will be looking is to convert back that image to text, meaning indigo should remember the text.
I'd like to be able to use system fonts too.
if not new fonts at least support the typeface weights that are in the current product. For example Indigo has Open Sans, but there is the whole family of Open Sans: Book, Italic, SemiBold, etc
Francois Mongeau commented
Agree. Segoe for Windows 8 modern UI apps.
I think using system fonts would be the best. If there is compatibility issues in sharing screens with other people who doent have the font then maybe they can be rendered into an image when shared.
Typography is a big part of design in my opinion and its a shame to have to lose it!
The challenge with this is the licensing for Segoe. We changed to Open Sans because it is similar but is free/does not require a license for us or you to use.