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 is bug The Journalist template by Lucian E. I had a problem with 6. By the way, the computer was running OS Just try the test page available from http: The proposed conversion hacks are simply for butchering perfectly good fonts. A Club MacStories membership includes: One of my Flash projects fell apart last week with this exact problem.

OS X 10.6.7 Introduces OpenType Text Bug (You’re Not Alone)

In particular, people are reporting errors when printing using certain fonts from Word and Pages, among other programs. Sounds like a downgrade to Sounds like you are confusing a private fix with something released by Apple.

Marin — Built for WordPress. This error opengype already cost me a job where by a potential client called our work “rushed” and “sloppy” looking. It didn’t affect all of the Myriad, just some of it.

OpenType PostScript Fonts Troublesome in – TidBITS

Rolling my System back to Adobe – need to release updates to correct the same problem in their own software. Other recently released updates: I use Myriad pro bold which causes problems.


Although unfortunate, this is an excellent example of why we make our recommendations regarding new updates. So how am I supposed to overcome this problem as waiting for Apple to fix it is really not an option at all.

Apple does not offer any statement or even acknowledgement of the problem, which I think is really unkind and inappropriate. Only Adobe acknowledges at least a part of the problem but only related to Flash: Once I pulled a couple of fonts out of Suitcase and opfntype the computer, the problem vanished.

Federico is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of MacStories, where he writes about Apple with a focus on apps, developers, and iOS productivity.

But if I let it go, the unresponsiveness is mind-boggling.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Post them below or e-mail us! Given Apple’s standing among graphics professionals one would hope it will be sooner rather than later. You know… like Comic Sans.

Hopefully Apple will tackle this problem soon, but if you need to use Apple’s printing technologies, then for now the only option appears to be to downgrade to OS X In a recent Apple discussion threada number of people have found the issue only seems to happen when using OpenType PostScript fonts namely Myriad Proand in further investigation by TidBITS it appears that the latest OS update from Apple contains a bug that breaks font rendering when using these fonts.


Maybe this is a bit off topic, but of course Preview supports colour spaces in pdfs. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Apple posts iPhoto 9.1.2, Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Font Update

Sorry, I should have said. Written by Dana Stibolt April 21st, at 1: In that case, some of the Hypatia Sans Pro fonts are rendered unreadable. The only penalty is obviously file size, but until the fix comes from Apple at least you can be spared opentjpe blushes. If that really did fix fonts for you, I think you should let MacFixit and everyone know, as they seem to be in the dark about what you are describing.

There are far too many professionals who who use OpenType fonts on a daily basis for this problem to go unresolved. All “liga” features in opentype and truetypes are ignored. For clients on our Scheduled Service System, your technician will not be applying this update at this time you may want to remind your users not to manually launch Software Update. This means that any program that opeentype Apple’s printing technologies coupled with these fonts may have troubles printing either directly to the printer or when creating PDF documents.