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  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (16,745 points)
    Assuming these are all Apple's problems to fix, it can't very well do so without detailed feedback from users experiencing them. It should be clear from this & several other threads that not everybody is seeing the same behavior so referring to it simply as "this problem" is not of much help.

    Also please remember that this is a user-to-user forum & that there is no guarantee that anything you post here will be forwarded to the appropriate department at Apple. To make sure your feedback gets to the appropriate department, use the form at http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html, making sure that you select the right "Feedback Type" (typically bug report), supply the other info it requests, & use the comment area for the details.
  • powerbook1701 Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
    well, since Apple just addressed the whole MacBook Air and iTunes freezing issue, one would hope a fix for this is just around the corner.

    Also, what is the Myriad Pro font? Is that a preinstalled font by SL?
  • SS_MedPhoto Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Also, what is the Myriad Pro font? Is that a preinstalled font by SL?


    No, it is not pre-installed. It is a commonly used Adobe font, which has been packaged with various CS products over the years as part of the registration free gift or alternatively that has been bought from Adobe.

    see http://store2.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-UK&event=displayF ontPackage&code=1706
  • julespanopoulos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm an IT Manager at a design firm and the 10.6.7 update is causing havoc. Is there a workaround? Our account managers use Adobe Pro 9.2 to create and edit Microsoft office doc(x)s converted to pdf's.
    Our templates use open type fonts (branding, replacing font not an option). Rolling back to 10.6.6 is killer unless there's a time machine backup. Anyone?
  • James Shea1 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    I did not find the process of downgrading to OS 10.6.6 to be difficult or especially time consuming. Install 10.6 from the Snow Leopard installation disc and then run the 10.6.6 combo updater that is available from Apple's web site.
  • Tyrexionibus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    powerbook1701 wrote:
    well, since Apple just addressed the whole MacBook Air and iTunes freezing issue, one would hope a fix for this is just around the corner.

    Also, what is the Myriad Pro font? Is that a preinstalled font by SL?


    I wonder when someone asks me what's the Myriad Pro font

    Adobe's Myriad Pro (that's the full name) is the font that Apple use in many products: for example, if you get an iPod or an iPhone and analyze what font is used to write "iPhone" or "iPod" in the back... well, that's Myriad Pro.

    So, it's very curious to see that even this font gets messed up with SL 10.6.7 .

    I have feedbacked this issue to Apple, hoping that they will fix it soon.

    === PLEASE NOTE: UPDATE ===

    Pages, in my machine, IS NOT affected by the issue: I have printed a document written in Myriad, Helvetica Neue and Courier New some minutes ago with BEST results: ALL, I say ALL, fonts are fully readable and don't get messed up.

    So, I would recommend using Apple's Pages. OpenOffice 3.2.1 and 3.3 don't work for me.
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (16,745 points)
    SS_MedPhoto wrote:
    It is a commonly used Adobe font …


    But as the link makes obvious, it is actually a font family of 10 related typefaces, each in its own file, & not all of them might be installed. A little less obvious, like many other fonts (OpenType or otherwise) over the years slightly different versions have been released, so not everyone that has the Myriad Pro font installed necessarily has the same sets of glyphs in those files.

    Much less obvious (at least to me), OpenType is not exactly the fully platform & application independent font technology I once thought it was. I don't know that much about it, but after wading through Adobe's OpenType® User Guide for Adobe® Fonts pdf file, I'm kind of amazed there are not more problems related to platform & application differences. Apparently, not even all of Adobe's apps handle OpenType exactly the same, & there are a fair number of quirks that can develop when a document is created on one platform & viewed on another unless special precautions are taken.

    I have no idea if this has anything to do with the 10.6.7 problems, though. Maybe some font expert can shed some light on this …. ?
  • Gasuton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    As curtsmedia said, you just have to convert the fonts to ttf, because the problem is with otf fonts, there is no need to roll back your OS, just erase your Myriad Pro font and install the new one.

    I've converted my fonts and it's workin fine, if you like you can downlod the Myriad Pro family from here

    https://www.yousendit.com/download/UFh1aklqaytqY3J2Wmc9PQ
  • julespanopoulos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The 1st machine I rolled back to 10.6.6. using the SL disc worked fine, it was the 2nd that got through phase 1 and then rebooted and hung. Yes, i repaired permissions before the rollback. I had to eject the disk and restore from TM. I got lucky though cause not all users are backed up with TM. This is crazy, Adobe or Apple needs to come up with a patch.
  • miguelh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    OK, taking the advice, you go to the Apple feedback address provided to report a bug and amongst other things you are asked to enter your system: top of the list is 10.6.6 - no sign of 10.6.7!
    So do they think that nobody is using 10.6.7 now?
  • Bert Sierra Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    The online www.freefontconverter.com tool also cleared up the font problem for us. Our workflow is such that we have two OS X 10.6.7 systems with a LOT of OpenType fonts on them; perhaps about twenty different font families and over a hundred .otf files overall. But the majority of our systems only have one or two OpenType fonts on them -- HypatiaSansPro and OptimaNovaLTPro. I simply took these two fonts (eleven .otf files overall), ran them through www.freefontconverter.com to create TrueType (.ttf) equivalents in under ten minutes, and am replacing the OpenType versions with TrueType on our systems.

    We’re still figuring out how to best handle the two design systems with the large number of OpenType fonts, but if you have a small number of fonts giving you troubles, it seems much easier to convert them to TrueType than downgrade to OS X 10.6.7. If you have hundreds or thousands of OpenType fonts then of course the conversion may not be the best approach for you. Your milage may vary!!

    Note that in addition to the www.freefontconverter.com tool, a couple of other free online conversion tools are described at http://www.ehow.com/how6366601convert-type-true-type-font.html and also the TransType Pro conversion tool ($179 -- see http://www.fontlab.com/font-converter/transtype/) seems like it might be a useful product, but I have no experience with it.

    Hope this info helps!!
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (16,745 points)
    It sometimes takes Apple a while to update web forms. For now, just note the correct system version in the comments section.

    Of course, you could also submit feedback about the missing OS version in the popup, too!
  • jackpng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi and Thanks for the link to OSX 10.6.6
    When I re-stall my original OS, do I simply restart the comp and insert CD and hold down "C" key to do the re-installation?
    Afterwhich how do I do the upgrade to OSX 10.6.6?
    Thanks again
    Jack
  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8 (35,705 points)
    When I re-stall my original OS, do I simply restart the comp and insert CD and hold down "C" key to do the re-installation?


    Yes.

    Afterwhich how do I do the upgrade to OSX 10.6.6?


    Just download and run the 10.6.6 Combo update.
  • Hillcrest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    A strange variant on the font problem:

    I loaded a Photoshop file I handn't used for a while. It wanted to substitute a font for 'Lucida Handwriting'.

    Font Book shows it to be present, but Linotype Fontexplorer says it's absent.

    I found a reasonable substitute on line - 'Chopinscript'. Downloaded and installed it, and...

    Font Book says it's present, Fontexplorer says not.

    Wrod sees it, but Photoshop doesn't.

    Er...

    I'm lost. Can anybody suggest a course of action?

    Thank you.
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