7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2014 8:00 AM by Arnis Gubins RSS

    FM vs fonts

    FieryPantone Community Member

      While aware that some error messages in no wise indicate a genuine problem … I always prefer to keep my source files clean and my error logs empty. So, I'm a bit peeved that the latest irritation appears to be a present from FrameMaker; even more so that it is intermittent and (for me) unpredictable – but since I've started posting I may as well finish:

       

      The "font not found" message when I try to create a .pdf refers to Stag-Book. The PC has, indeed, no font called Stag-Book – the hyphen only appears in the FPostScriptName attribute buried deep in the .mif file.

       

        <PgfFont

         <FTag `'>

         <FPlatformName `W.Stag Book.R.400'>

         <FFamily `Stag Book'>

         <FVar `Regular'>

         <FWeight `Regular'>

         <FAngle `Regular'>

         <FPostScriptName `Stag-Book'>

         <FEncoding `FrameRoman'>

       

      What's to do?

        • 1. Re: FM vs fonts
          yves.barbion Community Member

          Hi Niels

           

          My workaround for font problems like these is to open the MIF file in Notepad++ and replace all the "Stag-Book" font tags with tags of a font which I do have, for example Myriad Pro:

           

          <Font

            <FTag `myriam'>

            <FPlatformName `W.Myriad Pro.R.400'>

            <FFamily `Myriad Pro'>

            <FVar `Regular'>

            <FWeight `Regular'>

            <FAngle `Regular'>

            <FPostScriptName `MyriadPro-Regular'>

            <FEncoding `FrameRoman'>

            <FSize  12.0 pt>

            <FUnderlining FNoUnderlining>

            <FOverline No>

            <FStrike No>

            <FChangeBar No>

            <FOutline No>

            <FShadow No>

            <FPairKern No>

            <FTsume No>

            <FCase FAsTyped>

            <FPosition FNormal>

            <FDW  0.0%>

            <FStretch  100.0%>

            <FLanguage UKEnglish>

            <FLocked No>

            <FSeparation 0>

            <FColor `Black'>

            <FBackgroundColor NoColor>

          > # end of Font

           

          HTH.

           

          Cheers

           

          Yves

          • 2. Re: FM vs fonts
            Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

            > ... open the MIF file in Notepad++ and replace all the "Stag-Book" font tags ...

             

            And if that doesn't stick, the font invocation is probably coming in from an external object.

             

            Text insets are an obvious candidate, but this can also happen with imported graphics from file formats that support text as fonts, such as EPS, PDF, and perhaps DXF or DWG.

            • 3. Re: FM vs fonts
              yves.barbion Community Member

              "...but this can also happen with imported graphics from file formats that support text as fonts, such as EPS, PDF, and perhaps DXF or DWG..."

               

              Yeah, this can be a problem when you save the file as PDF, you won't see the font tags of those graphics in the MIF file:

               

              <PgfFont

                 <FTag `'>

                 <FPlatformName `W.Stag Book.R.400'>

                 <FFamily `Stag Book'>

                 <FVar `Regular'>

                 <FWeight `Regular'>

                 <FAngle `Regular'>

                 <FPostScriptName `Stag-Book'>

                 <FEncoding `FrameRoman'>

              • 4. Re: FM vs fonts
                Arnis Gubins ACP/MVPs

                You can always use the Font pod to locate the missing font as well as replacing it with one that you do have.

                • 5. Re: FM vs fonts
                  Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

                  Places fonts can hide include:

                  • Left master Pages not accessible because document is in single-sided mode.
                  • Table format defaults that are not part of any Table Designer menus (create a table for each format with ample rows, columns, header and footer to see what it's using).

                   

                  > <PgfFont    <FTag `'>

                   

                  Is that really an empty font tag?

                  • 6. Re: FM vs fonts
                    FieryPantone Community Member

                    My mistake, and my apologies: what I failed to make clear was that the PC does have a font called Stag Book, which generally behaves as it should. The error message, however, mentions Stag-Book with a hyphen; which I can only find as the FPostScriptName – whatever that is.

                     

                    <PgfFont    <FTag `'> is just copy/paste from the .mif file, as far as I remember. I'll check.

                    • 7. Re: FM vs fonts
                      Arnis Gubins ACP/MVPs

                      Niels,

                       

                      That's just one of the quirks of the postscript font naming system. You have a PS_FullName, PS_FamilyName and PS_FontName each with length and character restrictions. It's up to each individual font creator to establish their own names for these. For Linotype fonts, here's a document that explains the house rules for the various namings (since you asked...): http://image.linotype.com/files/pdf/LN0005_V1_2.pdf