Feijoa gives error in EPS

Tijs Krammer's picture

Recently I've bought Feijoa. With this font I'm creating sheet music using Finale (the most common software for that) in Windows. Than the result is exported to an EPS file. This EPS cannot be opened in Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop because an unclear error is given.

Does anyone know what to do? FontLab doesn't seem to find anything weird to the font. Font Creator though is giving some error. But even after the glyphs are validated the EPS error remains.

Can anyone help?

Yours sincerely,

Tijs Krammer

jmickel's picture

Maybe you should convert everything to outlines before you export? I don't know if that is an option in Finale.

If the problem persists, you should contact Chester at Village directly. He is a tech-wiz, and should be able to help you.

http://www.vllg.com

Tijs Krammer's picture

I'm afraid Finale doesn't give any options in exporting to EPS.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Try doing a direct export to pdf. There are tools for Windows to facilitate that, if I'm not mistaken (I'm on Apple).

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Thomas Phinney's picture

Can you tell us the exact text of the "unclear error"? Do you get the same error if you substitute a different font?

Tijs Krammer's picture

Pain Shop Pro gives this message: The following error has occurred while trying to read the PostScript file: invalidfont in --FindResource--.

Yesterday I contacted Chester and he sent me the Type 1 version of Feijoa. And with this font the problem still persists.

dezcom's picture

Does Finale have its own PostScript interpreter? Do you have this issue with any other fonts with large character sets?

ChrisL

Tijs Krammer's picture

Can you give some examples of fonts with large character sets? How can I know whether a font has a large character set?

Tijs

dezcom's picture

Adobe Garamond Premier Pro and Arno Pro.

ChrisL

Tijs Krammer's picture

I'm afraid I can't find those two. Any other examples?

How can one tell that a font has a large character set?

Tijs

david h's picture

> How can one tell that a font has a large character set?

Very simple. Windows: Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Character Map.

You didn't answer the most important question:

> Thomas Phinney: Do you get the same error if you substitute a different font?

kris's picture

Yeah, does the problem replicate with a different font?

eolson's picture

I did some custom work a few years back for a client using Finale and we had to use TTs to get everything working. Have you tried TT fonts? Will it export as intended?

Tijs Krammer's picture

I tried making the EPS before with some other fonts, both OpenType and TrueType and the EPS-files created turned out fine.

But now I chose the font with the most glyphs I could find: Segou with 2200 glyphs. And indeed a problem occurs!

Now to test, how can I create a version of Feijoa without so many characters? Can I just delete the glyphs in FontLab, or should this be done more carefully?

Tijs

Tijs Krammer's picture

I've looked at all the characters in Feijoa. Indeed there are a lot of Eastern Europe characters and such. How do I know which characters to delete and which to preserve?

Tijs

Thomas Phinney's picture

You should also report the bug to the folks who make Finale. It sounds like the problem is in their software, not in the font (though you may be able to work around the bug).

T

dezcom's picture

I doubt if the Finale developers ever thought much about complex fonts. I would sure ask the Makemisic folks to take a look at it.

Also, ask Kris before you edit his font.

ChrisL

Tijs Krammer's picture

Chester Jenkins from Village has made a version with a smaller character set. This indeed seems to have been the problem. The EPS now turn out fine.

Thank you all very much for your answers and you sharing your expertise! You're great!

Tijs

twardoch's picture

Tijs,

did you, still, report the problem to the Finale developers?

A.

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