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Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 18 Feb 1998 18:25:45 -0500
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Somewhere along the way, your fonts were converted to QuickDraw GX fonts.
I'm sorry I'm not overly familiar with the GX format, or I could be more
specific. You need to re-install your fonts from the original diskettes or
CD-ROM. If these are system fonts, then you need to re-install the fonts
using the process Britt described. If they are other fonts (Adobe, ITC,
etc.), then they need to be re-installed from the original media. I would
not replace them by copying over the fonts... I would first remove the GX
fonts and then re-install from the original media.

The Mac Guide state the following regarding QuickDraw GX...
QDGX gives your computer enhanced printing capabilities, including portable
digital documents that can be read by any Mac OS-based computer with
QuickDraw GX, even if the applications and fonts used to create the
original document are not on the computer.

But you can have problems when producing files for reproduction... as not
everyone uses QuickDraw GX.

By the way, a QuickDraw printer will print PostScript fonts just fine...
just be sure you have both the screen font (bitmap) and the printer font
(outline) installed for each Type 1 font. Also be sure to install Adobe
Type Manager (now included on the Photoshop 4.0 CD-ROM or available
separately). QuickDraw GX and QuickDraw are not the same thing.

I hope that helps.

Karen Ackoff
Asst. Professor of Fine Arts
Indiana Univ. South Bend
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>Britt wrote,
>>To fix your problem,  using your installation CD as the startup disk, do a
>>selective install of only fonts (this might create a new folder called Old
>>System, with the GX fonts in it, but I've never tried such a selective
>>install), or you may be able to just pick off the TrueType fonts on the CD
>>and replace them in your System/Fonts folder.  You may want to move the
>>converted QuickDraw GX fonts into a "Fonts Disabled" Folder in case you
>>want to use QuickDraw GX with a program that supports the expanded
>And Karen wrote,
>>Printing with QuickDraw GX requires different fonts than printing without.
>>Look on your original diskettes for your fonts... they should have standard
>>QuickDraw versions. Or... if you have Adobe Illustrator 6 or 7, there is a
>>font folder on the Illustrator CD ROM that includes many Type1 fonts -
>>about 200.
>Maybe I'm missing something obvious, because I'm still confused. Are the
>"standard QuickDraw versions" I'm looking for Type 1 or TrueType? Type1 are
>PostScript fonts, right? Yes, I do have some on my Illustrator CD ROM -
>about 60 it looks like. But this is a QuickDraw printer and isn't set up for
>PostScript. And I'm not clear on how to find the "converted (substituted)
>fonts" that I supposedly have. Shouldn't they be designated as such in the
>System/Fonts folder? When I look there I see nothing that is called  a
>substitution font, or a QuickDraw GX font. What I see there are exactly the
>fonts that are on the installation CD, which appear to be straightforward
>TrueType fonts. I tried File/Find just in case, but that didn't turn up
>anything new.
>Lynette Cook
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