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  • Font Problem Please Help!

    Posted by Jared Picune on April 13, 2005 at 12:29 am

    Thanks in advance, if anyone can figure this one out. I have some fonts that I received for a project I will be working on later this week. They are all postscript type 1. I cannot get Fontbook to install them. When I try they are grayed out so I cannot select them. When I drag them into the font folder, they do not show up in fontbook or other applications.

    The os does recognize them as fonts, well the files have the font icons. I have tried to load them on two computers.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am running current versions of os X (10.3.8).

    Idea Spring Editing, Inc.
    Denver Final Cut Pro UG

    Jared Picune replied 19 years ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Mark Sloan

    April 13, 2005 at 1:11 am

    Here is what I could find on Mac OS X… unfortunately, it looks like they’ve moved all 10.3.x info to support! 10.4 isn’t even shipping yet!!!!

  • Mark Sloan

    April 13, 2005 at 1:13 am

    One other thing to check, if you got them in an email as an attatchment, check their file permissions…

  • David

    April 13, 2005 at 6:30 am

    Fontbook doesn’t recognize PostScript fonts directly. It sees them only via a suitcase (screenfont) file.

    To install them, double-click on the suitecase file or drag it onto the FontBook icon.

    OSX will generally not let you see the screen fonts stored in the suitcase file but uses the linked PostScript fonts for screen display instead. However, all the style, metrics and kerning information is stored in the suitcase file. PostScript font files by themselves cannot be installed and nothing will happen if you try to open them in FontBook.

    Font suitcases no longer have an icon that looks like a suitcase. Instead, look for the letters FFIL on the icon. “Font Suitcase” will also be shown as “Kind” in the Finder.

  • David

    April 13, 2005 at 6:38 am

    Oops…. the rest:

    PostScript font files have the letters LWFN on their icons and are listed as “PostScript Type 1 Outline Font” under “Kind” in the Finder.

  • Jared Picune

    April 13, 2005 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you all for your help. I had contacted my client and explained the problem. Then sent me some new files, and some of them worked, but others didn’t. I got what I needed though. I am not exactly sure what the difference is, but it is working so I am not going to complain. Once again thank you all.

    Idea Spring Editing, Inc.
    Denver Final Cut Pro UG

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