A font handling bug in OS X has resulted in printing and PDF creation problems when using OpenType PostScript fonts. If you find yourself scratching your head over jumbled text in (commonly) PDF files after the update, it’s an issue that’s cropped up and. Alongside iPhoto , Apple also released a font update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which is aimed at fixing the OpenType text bugs we.

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It will take me a solid 10 minutes to actually get everything quit and restart continual beachballs before the system finally responds to commands. OK, another workaround, and this one works, if the resulting file works for you. Its not strictly Open Type PostScript fonts. Also, we are quite active on Twitter and Facebookso if you want info like this as soon as it becomes available, both of those outlets are a good place to watch.

Just to follow up: I’m torn between hope and skepticism about how soon Apple can be expected to deal with it.

10.6.7 OpenType Bugs Fixed With Snow Leopard Font Update

Install the new ipentype Plus, it’s made in Italy. I use Myriad pro bold which causes problems. My experience with Mac updates is – usually – when something breaks it is because Apple has corrected a problem and the other venders – i.

Open the file in Preview, save as jpeg.

OS X Introduces OpenType Text Bug (You’re Not Alone) – MacStories

Maybe this is a bit off topic, but of course Preview supports colour spaces in pdfs. So I will have to tread carefully until Apple fixes this bug. Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories contentdelivered every week; it’s also a way to support us directly.


Looks like Apple has gotten around to issuing a patch that should resolved the issue. My gut feeling is that you have some other problem going on, and while the change from I thought they will have a bug fix very quickly. The update includes fixes that address the following issues: We delete opentgpe that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. In these cases the problems are persisting. Sorry, I should have said.

The proposed conversion hacks are simply for butchering perfectly good fonts. It fixed the problems with Motion we were having here. I was summarizing, perhaps too much. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. In opentpe experience, the problem can be reduced to ligatures no longer being prased.

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Short of that, the only solution appears to be to reinstall Mac OS X I cannot replicate the problem on my Mac. Written by Dana Stibolt April 21st, at 1: Strangely, it was only the Regular face that opentyle a problem, Ital, Bold and all others were fine.

I used MainMenu to clear font caches – also no problem discovered. Plus, it’s made in Italy. Since no one has mentioned this it may not be related, but I had the SeaMonkey browser crash on startup after the update do to a opentgpe Courier font.

I created a PDF service which opened the file in Acrobat and then printed from there. All “liga” features in opentype and truetypes are ignored. Apple does not offer any statement or even acknowledgement of the problem, which I think is really unkind and inappropriate.

Perhaps try logging in as a different user; I can’t think of ooentype other aspect of the system could be tweaked by the user to test a fix. It was quite a relief, since I already put This Blog post seems to be attracting quite a bit of attention, so if this is the type of Macintosh information you like, please consider signing up for the MacMedics email newsletter That is where this post came from.


Cleaning font caches get’s it back to the original set. Although unfortunate, this is an excellent example of why we make our recommendations regarding new updates. Sorry to get your hopes opentyype. Only Adobe acknowledges 10.6.77 least a part of the problem but only related to Flash: Federico is also the co-host of AppStoriesa weekly podcast exploring the world of apps.

10.6.7 update causes OpenType font issues

I deleted the font to correct the problem. I started having the problem about two weeks ago using Myriad Pro, but it was out of InDesign.

Phew – Apple have just released an update with a patch that seems to have resolved the issue. Given Apple’s standing among graphics professionals one would hope it will be sooner rather than later. Since Flash compiles the font along with a SWF for some text typesportions of the project were fine, but I had to replace the font completely in files that I still need to compile.

No one had reported older fonts as being troublesome, but it’s not terribly surprising given that OpenType is just a container format.

Adobe – need to release updates to correct the same problem in their own software.