5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2006 4:31 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Embedded font discrepancy > views differently on Win/Mac

    Ranger_Klozik
      On the final output file or projector file - which there are two of, one for Win and Mac - three of the fonts do not apper properly on the Mac version, but are fine on the Win version. We are using all true types and building this whole project on a Win machine, but I realize not all true types have the same qualities. Is there any way to fix this, like get a higher quality "WingDing", "WingDing2" and "Vacation" fonts that will read on both Win/Mac? Or will I have to (gulp) use graphics of the text instead? It'd mean a lot more work to do the latter, and I was hoping there might be a font solution instead.

      One :confused; Ranger Klozik
        • 1. Re: Embedded font discrepancy > views differently on Win/Mac
          Level 7
          Ranger Klozik wrote:
          > On the final output file or projector file - which there are two of, one for
          > Win and Mac - three of the fonts do not apper properly on the Mac version, but

          Just to understand your problem:

          1. Is it DMX2004 your version?
          2. Did you inserted the fonts as cast members? Menu: insert/fonts/

          It shouldn't be a problem if the fonts are cast members. You can "call"
          those fonts once you need them but be sure your are calling the member
          and not the font installed in your system. Normally they are inserted
          with a * after the name (e.g. Abadi MT Condensed Extra *) so that's the
          one you need.

          Hope it works.
          JD.
          • 2. Re: Embedded font discrepancy > views differently on Win/Mac
            Ranger_Klozik Level 1
            The version we're using is Director 8.5

            I'll have to get back to you on your other question about font "cast members"

            Thanks - Ranger Klozik
            • 3. Re: Embedded font discrepancy > views differently on Win/Mac
              Ranger_Klozik Level 1
              Our version is 8.5, and we did use embedded fonts. Could it be an 8.5 issue? Would upgrading to the newer version likely take care of the problem? Any ideas? We're really stumped.
              • 4. Re: Embedded font discrepancy > views differently on   Win/Mac
                Level 7
                > Our version is 8.5, and we did use embedded fonts. Could it be an 8.5 issue? Would upgrading to the newer version likely take care of the problem? Any ideas? We're really stumped.

                It /could/ be an issue with your version. One of the selling points of
                MX2004 is that it installs run-time fonts into the users home directory
                instead of the system folder, thus bypassing permissions issues
                • 5. Re: Embedded font discrepancy > views differently on   Win/Mac
                  Level 7
                  On Mon, 12 Jun 2006 22:29:30 GMT, Sean Wilson posted in
                  macromedia.director.basics:

                  >> Our version is 8.5, and we did use embedded fonts. Could it be an 8.5
                  >> issue? Would upgrading to the newer version likely take care of the
                  >> problem? Any ideas? We're really stumped.
                  >
                  > It /could/ be an issue with your version. One of the selling points of
                  > MX2004 is that it installs run-time fonts into the users home directory
                  > instead of the system folder, thus bypassing permissions issues

                  Just to add a couple more points.

                  If using 8.5, make sure you have the 8.5.1 update patch. 8.5.1 was the first
                  version to officially support Win XP. It doesn't get around the user
                  permissions issue that Sean mentions, though. Only MX2004 does that.

                  In any case or version, I think Mac and Win always have slight differences in
                  how they render type. Web designers have to put up with the same issue. The
                  same /might/ be true from system to system with the same OS.

                  Work around is to provide some tolerances rather than hoping for pixel-
                  perfect renderings.


                  --
                  Mark A. Boyd
                  Keep-On-Learnin' :)