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Font problems after update to 9.5

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I have just updated from VW Arch 9.01 to 9.5 on a Power Mac G3 (OS 9.1) and now have a problem with fonts.

First, when opening a 9.01 document in 9.5 a Font Mapping diolouge box appears telling me the fonts in the drawing are not available (they actually are). Just to see what would happen I went through the font mapping to change the fonts, but it didn't work.

Second, the font selection part of the TEXT drop-down menu is ineffective. It does not indicate (with checkmark) what the default font is. It will not let me change the default font. It does not indicate the font of selected text. And it will not let me change the font of the selected text (or sometimes will change it to some unknown font regardless of the font I select).

There are a few fonts that seem to work - all beginning with the letter A, none of which I use in my drawings.

This problem does not occur using VW Arch 9.01.

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I had the same problem (see the most recent "Fonts and 9.5" topic in the General Discussion area).

Mac G4, OS 9.1

I reloaded the operating system and everytning works well. Unfortunately, this can be quite time consuming.

I did try to call Apple- they were as unhelpful as could be. I have previously had great experience with their tech support.

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CEA,

Thanks for the suggestion.

I tried re-installing the operating system (updating to OS 9.2 while I was at it), but it did not make a difference for me. The problem is still there.

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I did a "clean install" of OS 9.1 which solved the problem for me.

What could cause this?

If you have not already done so, you could try checking to see if you have the most recent version of Adobe Type Manager. I believe I am using ATM versoin 4.6.1.

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Well, it was a royal hassel, but doing a clean install of the OS cleared up the font problems for me too. (I don't have Adobe Type Manager installed at all).

Don't know what was causing the problem to begin with. I'd like to find out, for curiosity sake if nothing else. I've done the 9.01 to 9.5 update on two other Mac G3's in our office and did not encounter the same problem.

CEA, thanks for blazing the trail ahead of me.

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