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Font spacing issues

258 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 7:02 AM by VikingOSX RSS
Michael Battenfield Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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Dec 5, 2012 1:02 PM

Have run into an interesting issue that I haven't been able to get to the bottom of.

The font in question is "Century Gothic", a fairly well-known and used font. When using the "regular" setting, everything seems to space out just fine. But if I attempt to use Bold, Italics, or Bold Italics, the character spacing goes nuts:

Here is a bit of test text in Pages:




Here is the same text (copy/pasted) into a Word 2011 document:




Of particular interest is that when either is printed - they print exactly as they look on-screen, complete with spacing issues.


Also notice that the "Bold" doesn't appear as "bold" in the Word document, but spacing is much better. 


Any suggestions what might be the issue?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 750GB HD, 8GB Ram
  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,695 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Michael Battenfield)

    For your “Century Gothic” font, there may exist, typographic hints that Pages needs enabled for this font to achieve the correct visual presentation. Type ⌘+T to bring up the Fonts panel. Select the gear pull-down and select Typography. Perhaps the Pages and TextEdit teams have digressed in their design goals.


    A pop-up panel will offer a (variable by font) list of available settings, or none.


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