Why Does Font Book Scramble Accordance Fonts?...
Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:39 PM
I remembered seeing something about font issues, and after running the Font Fixer, all the Greek looks like Greek -- correct Greek, that is.
Confession: I used Font Book last night to install a few fonts that I use for other purposes.
So can anyone tell me why Font Book messes up the Accordance fonts, and not any other fonts that I have installed? Bonus: Has anyone submitted this as a bug to Apple?
Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:44 PM
Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:36 PM
I had a similar problem after installing some modules with older installs. Even though the 5.7 or later installs work to install modules, I find that in some cases they leave some OS 9 fonts on the disk. Mac OS X is really smart and locates the OS 9 or other fonts and puts them in its font subsystem, "just in case".
Countach had the same problem when he installed the ABD.
You may find the steps in this post helpful:
Essentially, whenever you install a module that has an Accordance installer older than 7.1, 7.2 or 7.3 you will need to delete all the fonts from Font Book and the filesystem and rerun the 7.x installer.
I found this out because I have a lot of different Accordance modules with installers from 5.7 through 7.1. Any new modules that use a 7.1+ installer should not affect your fonts if your 7.2 or 7.3 system is running fine.
Countach mentioned FontNuke, I've never used it and not sure if it deals with OS 9 fonts that get installed.
Hope this is useful.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:51 PM
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 05:40 AM
Thanks to Countach for the tip.
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