Font Problem in MAC

arkay_desai

Well-known member
Hi All,
We are using Imac system configuration is as below. Problem is, fonts are showing in font list after installing but not showing exact style on screen and in printing. could you please
assist what is the best way to handle fonts in MAC system
System: IMAC Intel Core 2 Duo
OS: MAC OS X Version: 10.5.8
Example fonts: Arial Unicode, Arial, Optima fonts
Application: Adobe Illustrator CS3
 

prepression

Active member
Hi All,
We are using Imac system configuration is as below. Problem is, fonts are showing in font list after installing but not showing exact style on screen and in printing. could you please
assist what is the best way to handle fonts in MAC system
System: IMAC Intel Core 2 Duo
OS: MAC OS X Version: 10.5.8
Example fonts: Arial Unicode, Arial, Optima fonts
Application: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Using OpenType fonts should solve your problems. They work on any type of OS.

Check this resource out for more information:

Amazon.com: Exploring Digital PrePress: The Art and Technology of Preparing Electronic Files for Printing (Design Exploration Series) (9781418012366): Reid Anderson: Books
 

raj9469

Active member
Hope you are using Linotype font explorer app, if so make sure the default app in mac (font book) has no similar fonts activated in it! it may conflict
 

Lukas Engqvist

Well-known member
Arial may be inferior to Helvetica, but Arial Unicode has an extended character set that means a one on one replacemet isn't allways going to give you the desired results. We have to reproduce jobs as they are designed and that means avoiding substitution if at all possible.

I prefer Linotype font explorer, as was mentioned.
For the fonts to work propperly they have to be encoded correctly. Opentype fonts are usually best option. TTF fonts may or may not work across platforms. Some times it is the font vendor that has skipped some metadata that makes the font bound to one platform. Postscript fonts are platform bound.

I use TransType pro to convert fonts as a last resort, or when I just need to fix the problem and there is no time to do it propperly, but there is a risk and you should allways ask for customer to approve PDF.

Some fonts have not worked to embedd. These can some times be loaded in the RIP and then you choose not to embed them in the PDF, this again with some risk and you wil need to scrutinise the hard copy proof.
 

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