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Tips and Tricks: Non-English Inside Text

November 6, 2013

Non-English Inside Text

As you know, GCU offers a number of fonts for the inside text of cards.

  • Arial
  • Avante Garde
  • BernhardtFashion BT
  • Bible ScrT
  • Comic Sans
  • Curlz
  • Edwardian
  • Effloresce
  • Felt Tip Roman
  • Freehand 591
  • Helvetica Neue CN
  • Jokerman
  • Marydale
  • Optima
  • Papyrus
  • Snell Roundhand
  • Times New Roman

When creating non-English cards – like a Wedding Congratulations card in French or Spanish, for example – you will often need to use diacritical marks such as these: É, Ç, Ñ, Ö.

Not all of GCU’s font selection supports non-English languages, meaning not every font contains the necessary diacritical marks. Please note that the fonts don’t support languages like Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, Japanese, Korean, etc.

How can you find out if your card will print correctly?

When you’re creating your card … after you enter the inside text, choose your font, and hit SAVE, click for Large View. In the Large View of the card’s inside, you will see exactly how the card will be printed. If any of your symbols are missing, it’s time to choose a different font.

Remember – if you want to make cards in a language you don’t speak, use a reputable source, get a second opinion (often Forum members can help), and be sure of your text before you make a mistake.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 6, 2013 2:40 pm

    Thanks so much for the clarification Corrie. This will make it easier to see if the inside of a foreign card will print while uploading. Thanks!

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