Stone Sans Problems in OS9/OSX

anonymous's picture

Does anybody know why when I drop individual bought versions of Stone Sans into Suitcase or simply in a fonts folder I get different versions depending on the application? (i.e. Plain / Medium / Regular).

All other fonts have been removed to ensure only one version exists on the machine (or on Suitcase Server).

StoneSans in Illustrator 10 in OSX gives:
Medium / Italic / SemiBold / SemiBold Italic

StoneSans in Illustrator 8 in Classic mode gives
Regular / Italic / SemiBold / SemiBold Italic / Bold / Bold Italic

StoneSans in Photoshop 7 in OSX gives
Medium / Italic / SemiBold / SemiBold Italic

StoneSans in Apple TextEdit in OSX gives
Plain / Italic / SemiBold SemiBold Italic / Bold / Bold Italic

StoneSans in Apple Mail in OSX gives
Plain / Italic / SemiBold SemiBold Italic / Bold / Bold Italic

Artpro 7 in OSX gives:
Plain / Italic / SemiBold SemiBold Italic / Bold / Bold Italic

Microsoft Word (Office X) in OSX gives:
Regular / Italic / Bold / Bold Italic

This problem causes text re-flowing issues; see attached for example screen grabs.

Whilst researching this issue I noticed a similar problem was posted on another forum, but got no response

jfp's picture

;-)
Oh yes, I will launch a new computer platform next 1st april 2004, with French and Irish language support only. No more english words on menus.

Working name of the new platform operating system is
"Pomme par la Fen

matha_standun's picture

Oh yes indeed, Jean Fran

jfp's picture

I don't think you can change anything to your trouble. Its because Stone use a name mixture of Medium who is close to Regular but not standard, and SemiBold who is close to Bold but not standard too. So, as none of the applications you use, use font names in same way, some built the names from some ressources, others from others, you can do anything more than don't switch all the time of appl.

The reflow is done because: one time, the Medium is used and in other case, the Semi is used. no?

You in are in front what contemporary type designers have in front of them when they built large families cross platform. No standard at all! ;-(

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