AIGA Wichita Font Presentation
http://wichita.aiga.org/
November 18, 2003

Wichita Area Technical College
Central Campus Auditorium
http://wichitatech.com/

  Danl Blackwood
danlnet.com
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
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75494

Mac OS X: Font Locations and Their Purposes
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106417

Troubleshooting Font Issues in Mac OS X
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/2f2e2.htm

The Font Manager on Mac OS X
http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn2024.html

Apple Developer TrueType Reference Manual
http://developer.apple.com/fonts/TTRefMan/index.html

Apple Developer Font Links
http://developer.apple.com/fonts/Links/index.html

Adobe Type Technology Overview
http://partners.adobe.com/asn/tech/type/index.jsp

Mac OS 8.6 Special Report - Font Bug
http://www3.macintouch.com/m86.html#fontbug

Macintosh FOND Resources (Adobe TN0091)
http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/pdfs/tn/0091.Mac_Fond.pdf

Extensis Suitcase X1
http://www.extensis.com/suitcase/

Morrison SoftDesign FontDoctor for Macintosh v 5.5.3
http://www.morrisonsoftdesign.com/fd_mac.html

Alsoft, Inc MasterJuggler 3.0
http://www.alsoft.com/MasterJuggler/index.html

MacFixit
http://www.macfixit.com/

VersionTracker
http://www.versiontracker.com/
http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/fonttools/

MacInTouch
http://www.macintouch.com/

OSX FAQ
http://www.osxfaq.com/

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