AIGA Wichita Font Presentation
November 18, 2003

Wichita Area Technical College
Central Campus Auditorium

  Danl Blackwood
see resume for contact info

Presentation Outline:

1) Proper Font Installation

  1. Font types
  2. Font locations
  3. Font Versions
  4. Font Archive
  5. Font Naming

2) Font Software

  1. Management software (Suitcase, Font Reserve, FontAgent Pro, MasterJuggler Pro, ATM Deluxe, etc)
  2. Diagnosis software (Font Doctor, etc)
  3. Cataloging Software (Font Book, FontVista, etc)
  4. Apple FontBook

3) Troubleshooting Font Conflicts

  1. unload all fonts
  2. clean install fonts
  3. clean install font mgmt
  4. auto-activation
  5. see “proper installation” above

4) Font Corruption

  1. FONT resource (An early type of Macintosh font data resource used for bitmap fonts)
  2. FOND resource (A Macintosh resource, it is a data structure containing e.g. font metrics, PostScript font names, encoding, and font family information.)
  3. see “proper installation” above


Related Links:

Using and Managing Fonts in Mac OS X

Mac OS X: Font Locations and Their Purposes

Troubleshooting Font Issues in Mac OS X

The Font Manager on Mac OS X

Apple Developer TrueType Reference Manual

Apple Developer Font Links

Adobe Type Technology Overview

Mac OS 8.6 Special Report - Font Bug

Macintosh FOND Resources (Adobe TN0091)

Extensis Suitcase X1

Morrison SoftDesign FontDoctor for Macintosh v 5.5.3

Alsoft, Inc MasterJuggler 3.0





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