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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update causes OpenType font issues

My experience with Mac updates is – usually – when something breaks it is because Apple has corrected a problem and the other venders – i. Myriad Pro, which I used in the screenshot, is commonly cited in reports of people who have been having trouble. I used the SeaMonkey Composer when the problem started. I could see that working until we get a fix from Apple – good sleuthing!

Its not strictly Open Type PostScript fonts. Get the details here. Sounds like a downgrade to There is a real solution but not from apple: Don’t show this again.

Sounds like you are confusing a private fix with something released by Apple. But problems reoccur after a while and i do work with pdf at the moment.

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OpenType font issues affect PDFs and more in OS X – CNET

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. Since I have been using this font for 15 years and have hundreds of documents that would need reformatting using another font was not an option. I print as a. I seem to have the described problems since the last update from After carefully making a clone of my driveI booted to my I was surprised to find that If I use WordAcrobat Pro X reports that it cannot extract the embedded font, but since the font is present on the system, oprntype page still renders properly.


I am guessing that its all OpenType PostScript fonts, or is just a select few? Although unfortunate, this is an excellent example of why we make our recommendations regarding new updates. Font book shows me only 5 system fonts.

You should see a list of properties such as the font’s name, style, language, version, in addition to a “Kind” attribute that will state whether it is TrueType, OpenType, openttype another kind of font.

The text bug occurs with OpenType Postscript fonts, which aren’t included by default with your new Mac but can be later added with the installation of third party software Adobe is noted. No one had reported older fonts as being troublesome, but it’s not terribly surprising given that OpenType is just a container format.

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10.6.7 update causes OpenType font issues

According to my sources, the problem is that each font used in a PDF has a description of how the glyphs are encoded, and a change in MacStories Weekly newsletter, delivered every week on Friday with app collections, tips, iOS workflows, and more; Monthly Log newsletter, delivered once every month with behind-the-scenes stories, app notes, personal journals, and more; Access to occasional giveaways, discounts, and free downloads. I cannot replicate the problem on my Mac.


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.

My other Mac is running That said, it’s not good to hear that the problem and the fix are not so well known within Apple that even the support reps would be informed. Cody Fink Former MacStories contributor. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I ran Software Update, making sure to deselect the option to run the April 27, Good news, everybody.

So I will have to tread carefully until Apple fixes this bug. I didn’t see the issue outside Flash, openntype my efforts to correct the problem created minor havoc on my system that I’m still working through. Upon printing, you may encounter an “invalid font error” in rare cases.