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#1 William Cross

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

Any reason this standard Apple font (Minion Pro) will not display italics in Accordance?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

Any reason this standard Apple font (Minion Pro) will not display italics in Accordance?

It's actually an Adobe font, not an Apple standard one. I don't have it installed on any of my Macs. Of course, this doesn't answer your question. If you look at the font in Font Book, I assume the italic version is installed?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:11 PM

Both Minion Pro and Myriad Pro do not display italics in Accordance. I believe you are right that these two fonts are created by Adobe and installed by Adobe Reader and Adobe's group of CS applications. Myriad is used by Apple as a corporate font in printed material and websites.

But my question still remains. Why do they not display italics in Accordance?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:29 PM

Both Minion Pro and Myriad Pro do not display italics in Accordance. I believe you are right that these two fonts are created by Adobe and installed by Adobe Reader and Adobe's group of CS applications. Myriad is used by Apple as a corporate font in printed material and websites.

But my question still remains. Why do they not display italics in Accordance?

Sorry, but I'm going to answer your question with a question: Do you have the italic flavors of these fonts installed? And, if so, what are the names of the italic versions as displayed in Font Book?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:36 PM

Myriad Pro:
Regular, Italic, Bold, Semibold, Bold Italic, Semibold Italic, Condensed, Condensed Italic, Bold Condensed, Bold Condensed Italic

Minion Pro
Medium, Regular, Italic, Medium Italic, Bold, Semibold, Bold Italic, Semibold Italic, Bold Cond, Bold Cond Italic

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:33 PM

Myriad Pro:
Regular, Italic, Bold, Semibold, Bold Italic, Semibold Italic, Condensed, Condensed Italic, Bold Condensed, Bold Condensed Italic

Minion Pro
Medium, Regular, Italic, Medium Italic, Bold, Semibold, Bold Italic, Semibold Italic, Bold Cond, Bold Cond Italic

So if I open Font Book and look at the information about an installed font like Optima I see the following info:

Attached File  Screen shot 2011-03-16 at 3.17.34 PM.png   165.6KB   15 downloads

Looking at the info pane I can see that while the font "family" name is Optima, there is a specific full name and Postscript name for the bold or italic version.

It would be helpful to know the full name and Postscript name for the italic versions of the fonts and the regular versions of the fonts listed above. I suspect we are not getting the Postscript names correct when we look for the styled versions of the fonts.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:26 PM

So if I open Font Book and look at the information about an installed font like Optima I see the following info:

Attached File  Screen shot 2011-03-16 at 3.17.34 PM.png   165.6KB   15 downloads

Looking at the info pane I can see that while the font "family" name is Optima, there is a specific full name and Postscript name for the bold or italic version.

It would be helpful to know the full name and Postscript name for the italic versions of the fonts and the regular versions of the fonts listed above. I suspect we are not getting the Postscript names correct when we look for the styled versions of the fonts.

Scott.


I can confirm the same problem with both Minion Pro and Myriad Pro. I have attached screen shots. I have other fonts that are OpenType Postscript and they display correctly, but for some reason these two do not. However, it is not a big problem. I have found Georgia makes an excellent readable screen font for text.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

Tony,

Thanks for the screenshots. Would you be willing to post ones for the regular and italics versions without bold? I'm mostly interested in what the Postscript names of the fonts are.

Thanks in advance

Scott

Edited by smk, 16 March 2011 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:38 AM

Tony,

Thanks for the screenshots. Would you be willing to post ones for the regular and italics versions without bold? I'm mostly interested in what the Postscript names of the fonts are.

Thanks in advance

Scott


Scott,

Here are the screenshots. Let me know if you need more.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:58 AM

Scott,

Here are the screenshots. Let me know if you need more.

Tony

Thanks. It's what I suspected. The italic font versions use an unusual naming scheme for their Postscript names and our font choosing code is not robust enough to figure it out. I would consider it a bug that we need to address.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:55 PM

Thanks. It's what I suspected. The italic font versions use an unusual naming scheme for their Postscript names and our font choosing code is not robust enough to figure it out. I would consider it a bug that we need to address.

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Is this bug being addressed? Just wondering. I use Minion and Myriad all the time.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:41 PM

Is this bug being addressed? Just wondering. I use Minion and Myriad all the time.


Hey, I just found this thread, and wanted to add that I too have had these problems in the past with Myriad Pro and with Arno Pro.

If you're looking at fonts, please also have a look at Adobe Arno Pro.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

Is this bug being addressed? Just wondering. I use Minion and Myriad all the time.

Has not yet been scheduled for fixing. Sorry.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:09 PM

Bummer, I was hoping since Apple released their Snow Leopard Font Update today to correct OpenType font problems that Accordance might follow suit.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4605

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:33 AM

Minion Pro and Myriad Pro should be fixed for 9.3.2.

Outis, I can't confirm whether or not Arno Pro is working or not, but if it isn't, can you post screenshots of the font's postscript information here, but if you can post similar screenshots to what Tony posted that will help.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:22 PM

Minion Pro and Myriad Pro should be fixed for 9.3.2.

Outis, I can't confirm whether or not Arno Pro is working or not, but if it isn't, can you post screenshots of the font's postscript information here, but if you can post similar screenshots to what Tony posted that will help.


Hi Joel,

You can download the screenshots from: THIS LINK

Let me know if you need more.
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