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  • Tokyo Level 1 (75 points)

    Tested with the original document and a new page.

    The O still does not appear in the PDF.

    The short term fix is to use a similar font, but it is an intreaguing problem.

  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)

    To prod a little more. Which MacOs version do you have? Pages version?


    My Edwardardian script is version 1.5 (a MS Word font). You could open the Font book and validate your fonts. See if the Edwardian is valid.

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  • Tokyo Level 1 (75 points)



    I am OS X   10.6.8


    Pages 09, version 4.1  (923)


    The Font validated.


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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    If you have a vector drawing program like Adobe Illustrator, where you can outline the font, test the faulty letter by outlining it.


    There are badly constructed fonts, even Adobe had some, where a character was pasted on top of itself, which in PostScript then made it negative.



  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)

    Why doesn't it work on Tokyos machine when it does on mine? Wha ts the difference apart from T. having Pages 4.1 and I 4.0.5?

  • Tokyo Level 1 (75 points)

    I only have CS5, so no Illustrator.


    I used PhotoShop, Wrote text with an O in it. Saved to PDF.


    The O was correctly displayed.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    CS5 contains Illustrator so do you mean you only have Photoshop CS5?



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)



    That would be presuming what's on Tokyo's Mac is the same as on yours.


    I have currently Pages '09 v4.3 running on OSX 10.8.3 and the Edwardian Script ITC font appears and prints correctly in PDF.


    That is both upper and lower case O and zero.


    I also tested it in Illustrator, same thing. No overlapping outlines that I can discover.


    Photoshop as part of the Adobe CS suite has its own Font Folder separate from Pages' OSX font folders, so you'd have to track down which font is actually being used where.



  • Tokyo Level 1 (75 points)

    I have CS5, I guess I did not install Illustrator. Just the applications I need.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    Why would you not use Illustrator?


    What keyboard are you using?



  • Tokyo Level 1 (75 points)

    I have a MacBook Pro. Using the laptop's keyboard.


    Reminder. When I opened the PDF in Acrobat Pro the O is covered with a vertical rectangle. So it would seem that Acrobat Pro cannot read the PDF. Pages displays the O correctly, the PDF does not show the O. The spacing of the text is correct.


    I will try the same on a MacBook Air running 10.7. Though no Pages. I will report back in a few hours.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    Not the physical keyboard, the system keyboard.


    Is it possible you have accidentally switched keyboards?


    Whatever it is, a non-keyboard character is being referenced.



  • Tokyo Level 1 (75 points)



    I used a MacBook Air, OS X 10.7


    I wrote text using the Edwardian Script ITC containing a lower case O in TextEdit.


    I used Print -> Save as PDF, to create a PDF file.


    The O was correctly represented.


    I do not have Pages on the MacBook Air, but when I did the above on my MacBook Pro using TextEdit the O did not appear in the PDF. This would seem to make Pages not an issue.


    Any thoughts?

  • Tokyo Level 1 (75 points)

    Thanks Peter,


    Both Macs have English and Japanese input methods.


    The System Preferences -> Keyboard do not have a select keyboard on my OS release. No references to the letter O.


    I did a screen grab of all the alphbetical characters and all display correctly. It is only the MacBook Pro, 10.6 that does not show the O when saving to PDF.


    Is there anything else I can try? It looks more like there is a problem with the PDF conversion. Though in the archived Discussions the letter  O  has been mentioned.

  • fruhulda Level 6 (15,120 points)

    So if I have understood you right it isn't really a Pages problem but a Preview problem?????