A font handling bug in OS X has resulted in printing and PDF creation problems when using OpenType PostScript fonts. If you find yourself scratching your head over jumbled text in (commonly) PDF files after the update, it’s an issue that’s cropped up and. Alongside iPhoto , Apple also released a font update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which is aimed at fixing the OpenType text bugs we.

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But Apple has always been unpredictable when it comes to ooentype bugs, so a certain amount of skepticism also seems appropriate. I would usually agree with you about Apple and updates, but in this case, it’s happening with Apple programs like Pages, and with another company’s technology PDF.

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I had a problem with 6. Since MS actually admints they have openyype sometimes. I just installed this and it still does not resolve the problem – cannot save as pdf from opentpye print menu. He founded MacStories in April and has been writing about Apple since.

10.6.7 update causes OpenType font issues

My other Mac is running Just to follow up: Usually PDF rendering problems can happen if the system is experiencing font corruption; most of the time this can be tackled with a general maintenance routine to clear caches, coupled with checking and managing fonts with Font Book. Apple recently released the OS X As it happens I have quite a few of these fonts, but found out about the problem only after updating to OS X So Kpentype will have to tread carefully until Oepntype fixes this bug.


The text bug occurs with OpenType Postscript fonts, which aren’t included by default with your new Mac but can be later added oepntype the installation of third party software Adobe is noted. Unfortunately, the only effective solution we could find was to go back to The Journalist template by Lucian E.

But problems reoccur after a while and i do work with pdf at the moment. In my experience, the problem can be reduced to ligatures no longer being prased.

It didn’t affect all of the Myriad, just some of it. Marin — Built for WordPress. The problem seems to be restricted to OpenType PostScript fonts.

It fixed the problems with Motion we were having here. All “liga” features in opentype and truetypes are ignored. After isolating the problem, I would ask: I was scheduled to do the update last night, but then something else came in the way.

Apple does not offer any statement or even acknowledgement of the problem, which I opentyep is really unkind and inappropriate.

In a recent Apple discussion threada number of people have found the issue only seems to happen when using OpenType PostScript fonts namely Myriad Proand in further investigation oprntype TidBITS it appears that the latest OS update from Apple contains a bug that breaks font rendering when using these fonts. Since Flash compiles the font along with a SWF for some text typesportions of the project were fine, but I had to replace the font completely in files that I still need to compile.

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Sorry, I should have said. Sounds like you are confusing a private fix with something released by Apple. The issue appears so far to be limited to OpenType PostScript fonts, and does not affect TrueType or other font formats.


There was a patch for Macbook Airs to deal with a different issue. The article is not very clear about the specific sequence needed to create the problem. I have exactly the problems described in the article and I wonder how Apple was just not capable to get known of this bug before they released the so called “Update” to In that case, some of the Hypatia Sans Pro fonts are rendered unreadable.

You should see a list of properties such as the font’s name, style, language, version, in addition to a “Kind” attribute that will state whether it is TrueType, OpenType, or another kind of font. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The problem seems to only occur in apps utilizing OS X’s rendering engine outside of the Preview application, displaying jumbled text that’s impossible to read.

Strangely, it was only the Regular face that was a problem, Ital, Bold and all others were fine.

OS X Introduces OpenType Text Bug (You’re Not Alone) – MacStories

It will take me a solid 10 minutes to actually get everything quit and restart continual beachballs before the system finally responds to commands. Futura Bold Condensed stopped working for me, and Flash CS5 interface text started disappearing if certain fonts remained in my Library fonts folder.

No one had reported older fonts opentypf being troublesome, but it’s not terribly surprising given that OpenType is just a container format.