January, 2003

This page is no longer relevant for most modern computers. We are now using the common Times New Roman font with the extended Latin character set that includes the "long E," that is, an "E" with a long mark over it. That long "E" may appear as an "E" with an umlaut (two dots -- ë) over it on systems without the appropriate true-type font. Just treat it as the long "E" in Creek. We will continue to leave this page up for those few who may wish to use this particular font. Many versions of Windows no longer handle this tweaked font set well.

Installation of Creek Fonts and Word Macro

Ē, ē or sometimes ë

1. Click here to download Creek fonts in a zip file.

2. After unzipping the file "Creek_fonts.zip", open Control Panel|Fonts|File|

Install New Font.... Point to the location you unzipped the file to and select the four Creek fonts (hold down "Ctrl" and click on each font to select it). Click "OK" and the fonts will install. OR, you drag the fonts into the font directory.

3. Copy "Creek.dot" to Program Files/Microsoft Office/Templates. Sometimes, this is confusing; using windows explorer is a quick and easy way to get this file into the template of Word...

Using the Fonts-

These fonts work with Microsoft Word. Open Word, click on "File" and "New". In the box, click on "Creek.dot" and "OK". Select "Creek" from the list of fonts in the drop down box at the upper left of the window (where it probably says "Times New Roman").

To type the lower case Creek "e", press the F12 key. Shift/F12 will give you the upper case character.

If you press F12 and get a "Save file as.." box, you forgot to select the Creek.dot template. If you press F12 and get an "e" with an umlaut (two dots) over it, you forgot to select the Creek font, or the fonts are not installed.

Note: If you send a document using these fonts as an attachment in email to someone else, it will not display properly unless they also have the fonts installed. You may want to include the zipped fonts so they can install them also.

Actually, these true type fonts should work in any word processor that utilizes true-type fonts. However, you would need to create a macro that would read these from the extended character set. Traditionally, the 20 or so of us who have been using our homemade long "e" have always set the macro to make the "F12" the small long "e" and shift "F12" for the capital long "E." Of course, you could just look up the number in the extended character set and simply type that in each time--that's no fun and its not productive. Good luck and happy "Creeking."

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