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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 17 Feb 1998 13:15:00 -0500
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>Hi Everyone,
>I just bought an Epson Stylus Color 800 for my PowerMac 9600, connected it,
>installed the software, etc. The printer icon didn't appear in the Chooser.
>According to the Toubleshooting section in the manual, this was because of
>an extension conflict. The instructions said to disable Quick Draw GX in the
>Extensions Manager and make sure that Epson Monitor 2 and Epson Stylus Color
>are enabled. I did that. The printer does work and it does print.
>The problem: when I start up the computer I get a message saying: "The
>installed substitution fonts are designed for use with Quick Draw GX. Please
>remove them and install the Standard Quick Draw versions."
>Question: how to I remove the ones I have and where do I get the "standard"
>versions? Surely someone out there has already gone through this (I hope)???
>Thank you -
>Lynette Cook
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QuickDraw GX is a powerful page description language that Apple invented as
a more robust alternative to the Postscript language.  Among other things
it supports larger font sets and transparency.  Unfortunately it is on life
support.  Few developers are supporting it in their applications.  Its use
makes the most sense when you are not tied into producing art or
publications for other people (you have a self contained production
workflow).  When Your system was installed with QuickDraw GX the font
material had to be converted to the Quickdraw GX font format to work with
the system.  This may have been done automatically when QuickDrwa GX was
selected as an installation option.

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


Britt Griswold
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