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On 06/06/2012 04:00 PM, Andy Theuninck wrote:
I think fonts are completely handled via a link to the OS,  so perhaps
you might try checking fontbook and making sure that the fonts are
indeed available to the system as OSX can sometimes be peckish about fonts.

There are indeed in fontbook, under both computer and user.

There was talk about using OTF formatted fonts with Mac.

I was wondering why OSX is still using Type-1 fonts with the more modern TTF and OTF formats, plus a few newer ones that MS and other have been trying to push.

Is there any advantage to using Type-1 fonts over the other two formats, with OSX?

It there a way to replace the "problem" Type-1 fonts with TTF or OTF, or use a 99.9% similar font as a replacement font?

In my semi-private collection of fonts [over 100,000 files], most likely I would have a 98% or 99%+ similar non-Adobe font as a replacement for the Adobe fonts in the collection. I think that, if you do not count the specialty fonts, over 25% of the serif fonts are 99% similar to the other serif fonts and half of what is left is at least 80% similar to each other. The same numbers could be true for the san-serif fonts.

I started collecting for a font project and later I started looking for as many free fonts as I can to replace the paid fonts in my collection - like finding free replacements for the Adobe collection from pre-2006.

So, with all the fonts out there and the use of TTF and OTF fonts, is there any reason for using Type-1 fonts? Even Adobe has most, if not all, of their fonts in OTF format.

I just found that having 2 or 3 files to define 1 font does not make sense anymore.

If OSX requires it, well, I am not a Mac person since I put my first PC together from a kit at a cost of less than a 5th that of the Apple systems out at the same time. Actually, I worked with the original Mac system at a college when they just started coming on to the market. But I went PC when I could bey a system due to cost and never worked much on a Mac since then and not at all since 2000.

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