OpenType Fonts from Adobe
Thank you for licensing OpenType fonts from Adobe. In your font package, you may find several files and folders. To learn more about your licensed fonts, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free utility for viewing and printing Portable Document Format (PDF) files, as many of the files in this package are supplied as PDFs. If you do not already have the current version, Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html .
This Readme is updated periodically. To get the latest version of this readme, download the OpenType User Guide, or get other information about OpenType, go to http://www.adobe.com/type/opentype .
Package Contents and More Information OpenType "Flavors" (PostScript and TrueType) Minimum System Requirements Additional Software Installation Windows Issues Mac OS Issues Symbolic &"Pi"Fonts Inconsistent Fractions in OpenType-savvy Applications Application Compatibility and Issues Technical Support Customer Service
Package Contents and More Information
Although it is dependent on how you purchased your fonts, generally an OpenType font package from Adobe contains:
1. An HTML readme file with links to install instructions and other files;
2. An OpenType font file, or a folder containing several OpenType font files;
3. End User License Agreement PDF(s): this file covers the terms of your license for the OpenType font(s) from Adobe. If there is more than one PDFfile, select the one corresponding to the country you purchased the fonts in. You may also view current Adobe license agreements online at: http://www.adobe.com/type/legal.html
To keep the size of online font downloads small, and to ensure that other material is as up-to-date as possible, we keep current versions of this readme and other OpenType fonts from Adobe information on the Adobe Web site. This includes:
4. The OpenType User Guide PDF, which explains how to install and use your OpenType fonts on both the Mac OS and Windows, and how OpenType features and special character access work. The latest version of the User Guide is available at http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/pdfs/OTGuide.pdf .
5. A family-specific Read Me PDF: some OpenType fonts from Adobe have a family-specific PDF that covers specific issues and features of the family. When they exist, such files can be found at http://www.adobe.com/type . From there, navigate to the specific font family you are interested in. The family-specific Read Me PDF, if present, will be available from a link in the "Related Documents" section of the web page.
6. A glyph complement PDF that contains a full showing of each OpenType font. This is available for select font families, on the font package page as described above.
7. A font family specimen book PDF that contains information about the design and development of each OpenType font family, and features sample art and text settings using the font family. Specimen books are only available for select Adobe Original type families, on the font package page.
OpenType "Flavors" (PostScript and TrueType)
OpenType fonts from Adobe may have either PostScript style outlines or TrueType outlines. OpenType font files from Adobe with PostScript outlines always have a ".otf"file name extension. OpenType fonts from Adobe with TrueType outlines commonly use the ".ttf" extension, but may use the ".otf" extension instead. In Windows 2000 and XP, one can double-click on an OpenType font from Adobe to get a sample sheet that indicates what kind of outlines the font file has.
In general, both "flavors" of OpenType are equally supported in Adobe applications and in the PostScript language. Because both flavors share the same structures for multi-lingual support and advanced OpenType layout features, it is usually easy for applications and operating systems to support both flavors equally well. This document is primarily about technical issues around installing and using PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe.
Minimum System Requirements for PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe
- Macintosh with PowerPC processor
- Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS 9.2, or Mac OS X
- ATM Light 4.6 (4.6.2 for Mac OS X Classic)
- ATM updater to 4.6.1a/4.6.2a, if using AdobePS8.8 or later
- If using a PostScript printer, the latest AdobePS printer driver is recommended
- 16 MB of RAM (32 MB recommended)
NOTE: Mac OS X provides native support for PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe(as well as PostScript Type 1 fonts), and does not require ATM Light for use with native and carbon applications. Applications running in Classic mode in Mac OS X still require ATM Light.
- PC using a Pentium processor
- Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4 (with Service Pack 4), Windows 2000 or Windows XP
- ATM Light 4.1 (not required for Windows 2000 or Windows XP)
- If using a PostScript printer on Windows 95/98/ME, AdobePS printer driver 4.3 or later is recommended
- If using a PostScript printer on Windows NT4, AdobePS printer driver 5.1.2 or later is recommended
- 16 MB of RAM (32 MB recommended)
NOTE: Windows 2000 and Windows XP provide native support for PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe (as well as PostScript Type 1 fonts) and do not require ATM Light or the Adobe PS printer driver.
Additional Software Installation
Before using your PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe, you may first need to install the latest versions of the Adobe Type Manager Light software and the AdobePS printer driver, which are both available as free downloads from the adobe.com web site.
Adobe Type Manager (ATM) Light:
Adobe Type Manager (ATM) Light is a system software component that automatically generates high-quality screen and printer representations from PostScript Type 1 or PostScript flavored OpenType outline font data. With ATM, you can use PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe at any size, and you can also enable "font smoothing," which further improves the appearance of your fonts on-screen. ATM Light also allows you to print your PostScript Type 1 or PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe to both PostScript and non PostScript printers. To download ATM Light, go to: http://www.adobe.com/products/atmlight/main.html . If using AdobePS 8.8 on Mac OS, you should also update your ATMLight to version 4.6.1a or ATMDeluxe to version 4.6.2a .
On Windows 2000 and XP, and Mac OSX when using only native applications, ATMLight is not necessary for PostScript flavored OpenType support.
NOTE: Adobe recommends that once you install ATM Light, you increase the utility's character cache setting (the amount of memory allocated for storing font information and drawing it to your computer screen) to at least 1 MB in the Macintosh version and to at least 512K in Windows 98/ME (when installed, ATMdoes not have a character cache setting on newer versions of Windows). To increase this setting in the Macintosh version, select the Preferences command in the File menu. In the Windows version, select the "Settings" tab in the ATM window.
In most cases, it is not advisable to install ATM Light over an existing older version of ATM Deluxe. Instead, you should upgrade to the corresponding ATM Deluxe version. The exception is that Mac users may install ATM Light 4.6.2 over ATM Deluxe 4.6.1, to get the benefits of the updated ATM driver.
AdobePS Printer Driver:
If you are printing to a PostScript printer or creating PostScript print files, the AdobePS printer driver replaces your standard Mac or Windows printer driver and offers several improvements. Installation of this driver requires a PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file for your printer, which allows the driver to control all of your printer's features, such as optional paper trays, enhanced imaging modes, and duplex (two-sided) printing. More instructions are included in the Read Me file that comes with the AdobePS software.
To download the latest Adobe printer driver for the Macintosh, go to www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=pdrv&platform=mac
To download the latest Adobe printer driver for Windows, go to www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=pdrv&platform=win
Some fonts do not appear in application font menus (style linking):
A family of fonts appears to be installed. Some of the installed fonts from the family, but not all, appear in the font menu. Specifically, some of the weights are missing, and all of the italic fonts. The problem typically occurs in some applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress) but not others (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
The other "missing" fonts are accessible by using the bold and italic style buttons in each application. There are two ways to tell which fonts are linked to which.
1. Use the Adobe Web site. Go to http://www.adobe.com/type, and navigate to the font package that contains the fonts in question. Click on the specific font in the package to get to the Web page that shows the full character set for that font. Click the "More Info" tab. Towards the bottom of the column, the "Windows/PC Menu Name"is listed. This shows both how the font is listed in the menu of Windows applications, and which additional style buttons are needed to access the font.
2. Navigate to where the "missing" fonts are installed on your computer, and double-click on each. The sample window that comes up has the name of the font in large letters at the top. Two lines below this is an entry that says "Typeface name"; this is the name that shows in the font menu.
Style-linking is used with fonts of all formats in standard Windows applications. Most Windows applications only show the "base font" of any style-linked group in their font menus. The additional style-linked fonts won't show up separately in the font menu of these applications.
Being able to directly pick the style-linked fonts (the bold and italic) is possible in only a few Windows applications, specifically ones that bypass the operating system for their font-handling (including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign). In typical Windows applications, there is no way other than the style link to access the style-linked fonts. They don't show up in the menu on their own. If you want to get to the fonts that can be accessed by the bold and italic buttons in these applications, the only way to access them is by use of these "stylings"; there is no alternative.
People who are used to the Mac OS (or applications which allow direct access to style-linked fonts) often incorrectly: (1) expect that you can always "directly pick" even a style-linked bold or italic font from a font menu in any application; and (2) believe there is something wrong or inferior with using fonts via style links.
Using style links does have the limitation that in most applications, if no actual style-linked font exists, the Windows OS will provide a simulated approximation, with no warning that your "base font" is simply being slanted or double-struck to approximate italics or bold. Without close inspection (by zooming in or printing out), it can be difficult to tell the difference on screen. As long as there is a style link, and the linked font is available, the real, style-linked font will be used in the document and in print.
This issue applies equally to OpenType fonts from Adobe, PostScript Type 1 and TrueType fonts on Windows.
Fonts do not map correctly in documents transferred from Mac OS to Windows:
When documents are created in some Mac OS applications are opened in the Windows version of the application, incorrect fonts are displayed. Even though the same fonts are installed on Windows, the Windows version of the application doesn't recognize that the same font is installed. The problem occurs in common Windows applications such as Microsoft Word, Adobe PageMaker and QuarkXPress (but not Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign).
This is another aspect of the style linking issue described above. To avoid the problem, whenever possible the Mac OS user must select the base font and use the style links to access style-linked fonts, rather than selecting the style-linked fonts (bold or italic) directly from the font menu.
Most of the information in the style linking section applies for the user on the Mac OS as well, it's just Mac users also have the option of directly selecting the fonts. However, for certain applications, if someone is creating Mac documents that will also be used on Windows, they must use the style links when available, or the Windows version of the application will not be able to correctly identify the font used.
This issue applies equally to OpenType fonts from Adobe, PostScript Type 1 and TrueType fonts on Windows.
Mac OS Issues
Mac OS 8/9 and OpenType fonts from Adobe not working:
If your OpenType fonts from Adobe do not work under Mac OS8 or 9, we suggest you check to make sure the following things are true:
1. You are not using an application which is known to not work with OpenType fonts from Adobe(see list below ).
2. You have ATM4.6 or later installed (see requirements above )
3. The ATM control panel is set to "active" (not "inactive"!)
4. The OpenType fonts from Adobe files are showing up with the correct icon (see "Mac OS&fonts losing OpenType icon"below).
5. The fonts are turned on in ATMDeluxe, or they are in the System fonts folder (not a subfolder) if you are using ATMLight.
If the fonts still do not appear in any of your application font menus, try the following steps. This will force ATMto rebuild its cache of OpenType fonts from Adobe information:
1. Close ATM
2. Go into the System: Preferences: Adobe Type Manager: OTF Cache Folder and delete all files in this folder.
3. Reboot (this may take longer than usual, as ATM rebuilds the OTF cache)
If you have followed all above steps, are using ATMLight 4.6 or later, and the fonts do not show up in any application font menus, you may try the following troubleshooting procedure (note that end users have reported this to work, but Adobe has not been able to reproduce this situation):
1. Close ATM
2. Move ALLType 1 and OpenType fonts from Adobe from the system fonts folder, as well as any non-essential TrueType fonts
4. Move only the OpenType fonts from Adobe back into the system fonts folder
5. If the fonts appear in your application font menus, move the other fonts back into the system fonts folder. Otherwise, reboot again, then move the other fonts.
Mac OS & fonts losing OpenType fonts from Adobe icon:
Under certain conditions, OpenType fonts from Adobe may lose their distinctive icon. In most circumstances, this does not cause problems with the functioning of the fonts. However, one known issue is that fonts put in an Adobe application's own fonts folder or the fonts folder at Applications Support: Adobe may not be recognized by Adobe applications that normally support use of such folders.
Depending on the Mac OSversion, there are different options for restoring this information.
To correct existing OpenType fonts from Adobe, use the OTFFileTyper. This is a simple drag-and-drop utility that will automatically correct the file type and creator codes for files with names ending in ".otf". This application will work on nested subdirectories and even entire mounted volumes. The utility is available as a free download from Adobe at: http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/otf_typer.sit.hqx . (Note: this utility does not work in Mac OSX.)
If the FileTyper does not work, or existing OpenType fonts from Adobe already on the Mac later lose their icon again, you should try rebuilding your desktop.
- To rebuild the desktop file for your startup disk, restart the Macintosh and hold down the Command + Option keys until the system displays the message "Are you sure you want to rebuild the desktop file on the disk '[diskname]'?" Then click OK. After the desktop file for the startup disk is rebuilt, the system prompts you to rebuild the desktop file for any other mounted volumes.
- To rebuild the desktop file on a removable volume (e.g., floppy disk, cartridge), hold down the Command + Option keys while inserting the removable volume. Then click OK when prompted to rebuild the desktop.
Additionally, to help future OpenType fonts from Adobe get the correct icon, go to the File Exchange control panel, see that ".otf" files are already listed there, and turn on both of the file mapping checkboxes.
Rebuild the Launch Services preference files. Note that doing this may cause you to lose customized changes you have previously made (for example, in the Show Info window).
1. Drag the files LSApplications, LSClaimedTypes and LSSchemes to your desktop from the /Library/Preferences folder of your Home directory.
2. Restart the computer. The Mac OS should recreate the three files.
Adobe packages its OpenType fonts from Adobe so that they will get the correct icon when unpacked. In OS8 and 9, the fileType and Creator codes are used in conjunction with the Mac OSDesktop DB file to assign correct icons to files. If the Type and Creator codes are incorrect or missing, or the Desktop DB is corrupt or damaged, icons may not display properly. Additionally, moving OpenType fonts from Adobe from other operating systems, such as Windows or Unix, may damage or eliminate the Mac OSresource fork, which contains the Type and Creator codes, and custom icons. The standard OpenType fonts from Adobe icon is seen from the Type "sfnt" and the Creator "ATMC".
Mac OSX can use either Type and Creator codes, or file extensions, to determine file types and icons to use. This information is stored in the LS(Launch Services)preference files.
TrueType Flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe
TrueType flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe (.ttf) are generally not supported prior to Mac OS X. Some select Adobe applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign can use these fonts if they are placed in a "Fonts" folder located inside the main application folder. All applications running on OS X (outside of the Classic environment) can use the fonts.
Mac OS X, current issues:
Kerning in cocoa applications:
In Mac OSXup to (at least) 10.2.4, the native support in Mac OS X does not include support for kerning information in PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobeand Type 1 fonts. This means that OS X cocoa applications which rely on the OS to provide kerning information (rather than directly reading the OpenType font from Adobe) see the font as having no kerning pairs.
Optical variants in OSXFont Palette:
Some Mac OSXapplications use the new "Font Palette" to choose fonts, as an alternative to traditional font menus. In such applications, with families which offer variant fonts of different optical sizes, such as Display, Subhead and Caption, the "Regular" font may not appear in the Font Palette. This occurs in Mac OSXup to 10.2.8. It has been fixed in Mac OS X 10.3 and above.
Mac OS X, issues fixed in 10.2.3:
Style-linking in carbon/native applications:
The native OpenType fonts from Adobe OTF support in Mac OS X did not initially include support for style links between OTF fonts. This means that OS X native or carbon applications which relied on the OS to provide style linking information will treat the fonts as having no style links. Therefore bold and italic style buttons will either not work or will create synthesized styles (smeared or slanted) instead of accessing the correct font. This can have side effects: opening or importing a document authored on an earlier OS with OpenType OTF fonts from Adobe using style links may result in the correct font not being found. Workaround: For applications using Adobe's common font engine, such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, one can work around this problem by putting the fonts in the application's fonts folder or in the application support:Adobe:Fonts folder. This issue is fixed in Mac OSX10.2.3 and later. Mac OSX10.2.2 supports style links, but they may yield incorrect/unexpected results.
Mac OS X, issues fixed in 10.2:
Kerning in carbon/native applications:
In Mac OSX10.0 and 10.1, the native OpenType fonts from Adobe OTF support in Mac OS X did not include support for kerning information in the font. This meant that OS X native or carbon applications which rely on the OS to provide kerning information (rather than directly reading the OpenType font) would see the font as having no kerning pairs. This issue did not affect any Adobe applications using Adobe's common font engine, such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Also unaffected were any applications which are not yet carbonized, such as PageMaker and FrameMaker. This issue is fixed in Mac OSX10.2.
Non-ASCII characters in carbon QuickDraw applications:
In Mac OSX10.0 and 10.1, the native OpenType fonts from Adobe OTF support in Mac OS X had incorrect on-screen display of some non-ASCII characters in carbonized QuickDraw applications. Non-ASCII characters are those encoded at 128-255 in MacRoman encoding, accessed via option or option-shift key combinations. In applications which are carbonized, and still use QuickDraw for on-screen display (rather than ATSUI or Adobe's common font engine), some of these characters display as different characters or as undefined. Despite the display problem, the characters do print correctly, to both PostScript and non PostScript devices. This issue is fixed in Mac OSX10.2.
Symbolic and "Pi"fonts
Although OpenType fonts from Adobe are compatible with virtually all recent applications, operating systems, and output devices, Adobe pi symbol or symbolic fonts in OpenType format use code points in Unicode that are not part of the basic, standard Windows and Mac character sets. (Unicode is a platform-independent character encoding standard that maps each character in a font to a unique value that is used to access that character.) As a result, the pi and symbol characters in OpenType fonts from Adobe are not accessible in most applications from normal keyboards. For more information on these issues consult the pi font info PDF.
Inconsistent Fractions in OpenType-savvy applications
OpenType fonts from Adobe typically have one of three levels of fraction support:
2. numerators/denominators (often with extensive prebuilt fractions)
3. arbitrary fractions
Fonts in the first category generally have only the 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4 fractions. For these fonts, using the OpenType fraction layout feature can help access these fractions but no others.
Fonts in the second category tend to have thirds and eighths fractions as well as the basic three. For these fonts, one can use the OpenType numerator and denominator features to access the numerators and denominators, and either feature will turn a slash character into a fraction bar.
Later in the development of OpenType, somebody figured out how to do "arbitrary" fractions, creating the third category. Using the same set of glyphs as fonts in category 2, simply turning on the OT "fractions" can make any fraction at all, even things like 1,023.2/14,077.
When Adobe has had occasion to revise existing "category 2" fonts, we have updated them to "category 3" to support arbitrary fractions. We expect to eventually update all such fonts.
Note that turning on fraction formatting in category 3 fonts can also affect numbers that aren't fractions, so one needs to be careful to apply fraction formatting to only the fractions themselves. Even when using fonts where this is not a problem, one might later change fonts, or use a newer version of a font; therefore Adobe strongly recommends that users adhere to this practice even when using fonts for which globally applying fractions formatting does not cause immediate problems.
Application Compatibility and Issues
(NOTE: For the latest application compatibility information, make sure you have the latest version of this readme, which can be found at http://www.adobe.com/type/opentype .)
If you are using the latest version of ATM Light, or an operating system, such as Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Mac OSX (with native applications) which has native OpenType support, PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe should work with virtually all your existing applications. However, some applications which perform some or all of the font-handling normally done by the operating system may need to be updated in order to recognize and render PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe(see below).
Applications incompatible with PostScript flavored OpenTypefonts from Adobe:
Below are some older Adobe applications that do not recognize PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe and may fail to include them in their font menus.
- Adobe Dimensions 3
- Illustrator 7 and 8 (versions 9 and 10 work)
- Photoshop 5.0 (versions 5.5 through 7 all work)
- Adobe PhotoDeluxe 1-3
- ImageReady 1.0 (version 2 and 3 work)
- Acrobat 4.00 (version 4.05 and 5 work fine, but text featuring extended OpenType fonts from Adobe characters may not copy and paste correctly or be searchable, depending on how the PDF was generated)
Application-specific issues (alphabetical by application):
AdobePS 8.8 printer driver (Mac OS):
A bug in ATM4.6 interacted with the AdobePS8.8 driver, causing PostScript flavored OpenType fonts fromAdobe to print as Courier. This bug is fixed by an update to ATM, patching your ATMLight to 4.6.1a or ATMDeluxe to 4.6.2a .
Adobe Type Manager 4.x (Mac OS):
OpenType is not officially supported in ATM 4.5 (Light or Deluxe) and requires version 4.6 or higher. Earlier versions of ATM will not recognize, rasterize, or manage PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe.
NOTE: The default character cache setting of 512K in ATM 4.6 may not be enough for some OpenType fonts from Adobe. To increase this cache to at least 1 MB in ATM, go to "Preferences" in the File menu. An insufficient character cache is the most common cause of the dialog "(3) ATM Deluxe is unable to activate <fontname> ATM Deluxe is out of memory (-108)".
ATM Samples in Mac OS 8 and 9: Double-clicking on a PostScript flavored OpenType or OpenType TrueType font in the Finder yields an error message saying that "No sample is provided." This problem occurs because these versions of the Mac OS do not natively understand OpenType fonts. Mac OS X offers native support, allowing users to double-click on OpenType fonts from Adobe to get samples.
Kerning reported by ATM Deluxe 4.6: ATM Deluxe can report on a number of attributes about a font, including the number of kerning pairs. Although ATM correctly provides all kerning in the MacRoman area to the Mac OS, reports often understate the amount of kerning in the font.
Printing with ATM4.6 and AdobePS8.8: A bug in ATMinteracted with the AdobePS8.8 driver, causing PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe to print as Courier. This bug is fixed by an update to ATM, patching your ATM Light to 4.6.2a or Deluxe to 4.6.2a .
Unable to activate fonts: In some situations, it is possible to get the error "ATM Deluxe cannot activate <fontname> because there is already an active font with the same name," when there is no such font already active. In such a situation, the following procedure may fix the problem:
1. Close ATM
2. Go into the System: Preferences: Adobe Type Manager: OTF Cache Folder and delete all files in this folder.
3. Reboot (this may take longer than usual, as ATM rebuilds the OTF cache)
4. Try adding fonts in ATM again
Note that this problem may be triggered by replacing one version of a PostScript flavored OpenType font with another without ATM"knowing" that the font has changed. See immediately below for the correct procedure to replace an existing font with a different version.
To replace a PostScript flavored OpenType font that is managed by ATM with a new version, without causing the above problem:
1. Delete the old font from ATM's "known fonts" list
2. Replace the font file on your disk with the newer version
3. Add the new font back to ATM's "known fonts" list
Adobe Type Manager 4.1 (Windows):
ATM 4.1 for Windows is the first version of ATM to support OpenType fonts from Adobe. Earlier versions of ATM will not recognize, rasterize, or manage PostScript flavored OpenType fonts.
NOTE: If running Windows 95, 98 or ME, go to the "Settings" tab in ATM and increase the ATM cache setting to at least 512K.
Adobe Acrobat 4 & 5:
For the best results, we recommend using only the most recent version of Acrobat (currently Acrobat 6.0). Versions prior to 4.05 may have problems correctly handling PDFs with OpenType fonts from Adobe.
PDFWriter (general): For most high-end applications, we recommend using Acrobat Distiller, the "Create PDF" driver, or the application's "Export PDF" function to create PDF files, instead of PDFWriter.
PDFwriter (Mac): PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe work correctly in PDFWriter 3.0.2 and Acrobat 3.0.2, but don't work correctly in PDFWriter 4.0.5. You can embed western OpenType fonts in PDFWriter 3.0.2 and view in Acrobat 3.0.2, but if you open the PDF document in 4.0.5 you will either get a blank or bitmapped document.
Editing PDFs in Acrobat 4: Acrobat 4's PDF-editing functions do not allow editing text in an OpenType font while maintaining that font. This limitation is resolved in Acrobat 5.05.
Cut/paste/search in Acrobat 4 & 5: When a PDF contains alternate forms of certain characters from an OpenType font from Adobe, Acrobat may not understand what the underlying character is, causing problems with cutting and pasting text to other applications, or searching the text within Acrobat.
CorelDraw 8 (Mac OS):
Silentium Pro Roman II may not print properly to PostScript devices from CorelDraw 8 on the Mac. Other fonts may also be affected by this problem. Workaround: In Corel's print dialog, unchecking the "Download Type 1" fonts checkbox on the PostScript tab will allow the font to print correctly.
CorelDraw 9, 10, & 11 (Windows):
For some PostScript flavored OpenType font families, CorelDraw 9 & 10 for Windows fail to show certain weights in the font menu. Typically, a base font and its style-linked bold are handled correctly, while additional weights which should appear separately in the CorelDraw font menu do not appear at all. For example, if the regular and the bold are style-linked, the semibold fonts might not appear in CorelDraw's font menu.
Corel Ventura 8 (Windows):
For some PostScript flavored OpenType font families, Corel Ventura 8 for Windows fails to print certain weights. These appear to be the same cases listed for CorelDraw above.
Corel WordPerfect 9 (Windows):
For some PostScript flavored OpenType font families, Corel WordPerfect 9 for Windows displays the fonts with extremely irregular spacing. Depending on the printer and driver, this may or may not affect printed output. These may be the same cases listed for CorelDraw above.
Font Reserve (Mac OS):
Font Reserve 3 can only activate OpenType fonts when running under Mac OS X, and only for carbon or native applications (not Classic applications). If running under Mac OS 8 or 9 (not Classic), use ATM Deluxe instead of FontReserve.
FrameMaker 5.x (Mac OS):
FrameMaker 5.x will crash if text is set in any font with very extensive kerning, which includes some full-featured OpenType fonts from Adobe such as Silentium Pro and Warnock Pro. This occurs because FrameMaker 5.x has a limitation on the number of kerning pairs it can handle. This problem was fixed in FrameMaker 6.0.
FrameMaker 6.0 (Windows):
If the menu name of an OpenType font from Adobe contains accented characters, (for example Orgnica GMM Semiserif) FrameMaker 6.0 for Windows does not correctly recognize these characters and may display the font name incorrectly in the menu. Note that the font still works correctly. FrameMaker for Windows will also show an error message when opening a Macintosh FrameMaker document using such a font, but the font will display and print correctly.
Freehand 8/9 (Mac OS):
The built-in "Make Adobe PDF" function in Freehand 8 and 9 for Macintosh does not work correctly with PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe, and may crash the computer. Workaround: use Acrobat Distiller or the Acrobat "Create Adobe PDF" printer instead.
Freehand 10 (Mac OS X):
Freehand 10 fails to print on OSX when a PostScript flavored OpenType font from Adobe contains a large number of glyphs (approximately 1100+). Workaround:use Freehand 8 or 9, or run Freehand 10 under OS9.
For many style-linked fonts, if they are accessed directly on the font menu in Freehand 10, they may look correct on screen, but they will not print correctly. This applies only to fonts that are also accessible via a bold or italic style link. Workaround: pick any base-style face from the font menu, but pick any italic or bold styled face using the style popup on the text menu in order to get the correct font in print.
Freehand 8 (Windows):
Freehand 8 prints PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe as Courier to PostScript printers, but prints correctly to non PostScript printers. This occurs only with the Windows version.
Illustrator 9 (Mac OS & Windows):
If only a single PostScript flavored OpenType font from Adobe from a given family is installed, Illustrator will display the font's PostScript name in the Illustrator font menu instead of the menu name. This does not affect the functionality of the font.
Illustrator 10.0.3 with Acrobat 5 (Mac OS):
PDF files, containing PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe, exported from Illustrator 10.0.3 for Macintosh will not print from Adobe Acrobat 5 and Acrobat Reader 5 on Mac OS. Also, using Acrobat 5 to create an EPSfile from such a PDF, will result in an EPSfile that will also not print.
Workarounds: create PDFsfrom Illustrator 10.0.3 using Acrobat Distiller instead of Illustrator's PDFexport, or by using Illustrator 10.0.2 or earlier; or print the PDF from a Windows version of Acrobat 5.
InDesign 1.0/1.5 (Mac OS & Windows):
If an OpenType font from Adobe makes use of the same glyph for two different characters, only one will show up. For example, if a font has both a micro symbol and a Greek letter mu, which both use a single outline, InDesign will show one of them as an undefined character. This problem is fixed in InDesign 2.0.
All fonts (any format) which are formatted as "all caps" (using formatting, NOT the "change case" function added in InDesign 1.5) and are also set to "metrics" kerning, retain the kerning of the lowercase letters. Workaround: if using InDesign 1.5, use the "change case" function, which does not cause this problem. This problem is fixed in InDesign 2.0.
PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe activated with ATM 4.1 on Windows 98 and ME do not appear in the InDesign 1.0/1.5 font menus. Workaround: copy the fonts to the Adobe Fonts folder located at Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Fonts.
InDesign 2.0 with Adobe Type Reunion (Mac OS):
If Adobe Type Reunion is active, InDesign may incorrectly cause some fonts (of any formats) to sort at the bottom of the font menu, as if they were foreign language fonts. This can be avoided by opening the ATR control panel and adding InDesign to the list of applications not supported by ATR. As InDesign handles its own font menus similarly, ATR is not needed when using InDesign.
Microsoft Excel 2000 &Excel XP (Windows 2000 and Windows XP):
When using the Windows Character Map accessory to copy/paste many common math or Greek characters, Excel 2000 will substitute generic versions of these characters. Excel 97, Word 97 and Word 2000 do not have this problem.
Microsoft Windows Character Map (Windows 2000/XP):
The Windows Character Map shows blank spaces or bullets for all undefined characters in PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe, instead of just omitting them. This can make it more difficult to identify what characters a font supports, because considerable scrolling through the character map may be required.
Additionally, although almost all characters may be selected from the character map and pasted correctly into Unicode applications (such as Microsoft Office), the f ligatures at FB00-FB04 may only display in TrueType fonts. Even though a PostScript flavored OpenType font from Adobe is selected, the ligature may display in the closest available TrueType or OpenType .ttf font instead.
Microsoft Word 6 (Mac OS & Windows):
Microsoft Word 6, on both operating systems, may crash if kerning is on, and text is set in any font with very extensive kerning (including some full-featured OpenType fonts from Adobe). Alternately, Word 6 may crash when turning kerning on for such fonts.
This problem is fixed in later versions of Word, including Word 97 and Word 2000 (for Windows) and Word 98 and Word 2001 (for Mac OS). Besides upgrading to a newer version of Word, one may work around the problem by turning kerning off for the selected text. (Note that kerning is off by default in Word.)
Microsoft Word 2000 &XP (Windows NT/2000/XP)
Microsoft Word's "Insert Symbol" function does not recognize PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe as having extended character sets, but only shows the current codepage.
Microsoft Word X (Mac OS X):
Microsoft Word X may not save OpenType OTF fonts in style definitions. If you define a style using an OpenType font from Adobe, the font defined in the style may revert to Times when you save the style. This is fixed in the 10.1.2 and later updates to Word X.
PostScript Level 1: PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe are not officially supported on PostScript Level 1 output devices. This means that although they work in some situations, they do not work in all situations.
PostScript Printer Drivers: In general, we recommend that you always use the latest Adobe PostScript driver. OpenType fonts from Adobe have been observed to work correctly with earlier driver versions, and even with third-party PostScript-compatible drivers, but these configurations have not been formally tested by Adobe, and are not supported. Current compatible drivers are:
-Windows 95/98/Me: AdobePS 4.3 and later (version 4.4 is recommended)
-Windows NT: AdobePS 5.1.2 and later (version 5.2 is recommended)
-Mac OS: AdobePS 8.6 and later (version 8.7 or 8.8 is recommended)
Mac OS 8/9 printing:
With foreground printing on, and an external hard drive connected to a PostScript device, some very large OpenType fonts from Adobe have generated a "TypeCheck" error when printing. Workaround: either use background printing, or disconnect the hard drive from the printer.
PowerPoint 97 (Windows):
PostScript flavored OpenType fonts can be rotated, while Type 1 fonts cannot.
QuarkXPress 4 (Mac OS):
Although PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe generally work with QuarkXPress, trying to use Quark 4's "text to box" function fails, with the error message "cannot turn selected text into a box because the text has no outlines." This problem is fixed in QuarkXPress 5.
QuarkXPress 6.x (Mac OS X):
Users of QuarkXPress 6.x may receive an error message with some OpenType fonts from Adobe when printing, that the font "may be corrupt and may be substituted with Courier"; simply click OK and proceed. Generally, the font still outputs correctly.One possible workaround to avoid the warning is provided by Quark at http://www.quark.com/service/desktop/downloads/details.jsp?idx=545
Quark Xpress 6.5 (Mac OS X 10.4.x):
Users of Quark Xpress 6.5 in Mac OS X 10.4.x may notice that at certain zoom levels, onscreen spacing of OpenType fonts from Adobe appears erratic. Zoom levels that are increments of 10 (100%, 110%, 120%, etc.) appear correctly, but other values that are not increments of 10 (162%, 123%, etc.) may display uneven or erratic letterspacing. This does not affect printed output.
Suitcase 10 (Mac OS):
Extensis Suitcase 10 can only activate OpenType fonts from Adobe when running under Mac OS X, and only for carbon or native applications (not Classic applications). If running under Mac OS 8 or 9 (not Classic), use ATM Deluxe instead of Suitcase.
Trapwise 3.5 (Mac OS):
In some cases, EPS files exported from InDesign 1.0/1.5, that contain PostScript flavored OpenType fonts from Adobe, fail to trap in TrapWise 3.5.
Solution: Depending on how many OpenType fonts from Adobe are used, you may need to switch the "Embed fonts" setting in InDesign from "complete" to "subset," or the other way around. If an InDesign document uses only one PostScript flavored OpenType font (not one family, but a single font), then Embed Fonts must be set to "Complete" in the Export as EPS dialogue box. If the document uses more than one OpenType font, Embed Fonts must be set to "Subset." Also, sometimes one must try the "Trap" button twice; the second time works, even though the first time yields a PostScript error.
Adobe provides one free technical support call for all type products. To contact technical support in the United States or Canada, for Macintosh support please call 206-675-6500 and for Windows please call 206-675-6500. For international support, the closest phone number may be found at: http://www.adobe.com/support/intlsupport.html
For more information about Adobe's Type products, please visit http://www.adobe.com/type or call Customer Service in North America at (800) 833-6687.
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