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typing fl -> strange symbol

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Jan 12, 2010 2:39 AM
Hi

i updated to snow leopard and iworks09. All updates done. My older documents are written in Arial Regular 11. All the characters fl have changed to a strange symbol. Typing fl from new -> same strange characters. Problem doesn't occur with arial black or arial narrow. How to fix it?
Thanks muhmi
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:07 AM (in response to muhmi)
    Sounds like possibly a bad font substituting for the real one. Try Format > Font > Ligature > Use None. Also in Inspector > Document, uncheck the Use Ligatures box at the bottom right.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:56 AM (in response to muhmi)
    the same strange symbol (1 vertical line, two horizontal short lines, crossing the vertical line, Not possible to copy in here.)


    Do you think it's the double dagger ‡ ?

    This happens whenever you type f followed by l ?
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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 8:05 AM (in response to muhmi)
    I tryed to reproduce what you get.

    Here with Arial Regular 11 the result is normal.



    I used the zoom set to 400%.

    The Apple delivered font, stored as :
    Macintosh HD:Library:Fonts:Arial.ttf
    is described as :

    773 236 bytes
    Creation/Modification 2009/07/16 07:43
    version 5.01.2x
    © 2006 The Monotype Corporation…

    Maybe you are using an other one or you have a corrupted fonts cache.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mardi 12 janvier 2010 17:05:08
    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 8:32 AM (in response to muhmi)
    Exactly! this double dagger


    Does this only happen in Pages, or also in TextEdit if you select the same font?

    Have you made sure that there is nothing in Pages > Preferences >Autocorrection > Symbol and Text Substitution that produces the double dagger?

    Also go to Character Viewer, View = Code Tables, Tab = Unicode, 0000FB00, select FB02 and look in the Font Variation pane and see if any font shows a double dagger instead of fl.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 9:09 AM (in response to muhmi)
    Open Fontbook and select Arial and do Preview > Show Font Info. Do you have more than one Arial? What is the Version of the one you have?
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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 10:17 AM (in response to muhmi)
    That exactly the track given by Tom in his first message :

    Sounds like possibly a bad font substituting for the real one.


    And what I wrote :

    Maybe you are using an other one


    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mardi 12 janvier 2010 19:17:02
    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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