TrueType and Fiery RIPs

anonymous's picture

I think this should probably go into the "Technical Issues" forum, but apparently I've registered once & can't register again w/ the same e-mail, and in the mean time I've forgotten my password ... so sorry if this is off-topic.

I'm involved with marketing a TrueType font. (Please don't ask "why TrueType?"; it's a long story) We have not had any problem with the font until last week, when a client w/ a canon printer using a Fiery RIP started choking on it.

PDFs using the font would work fine; PS files using the font would not.

Any ideas about how to fix this, or suggestions as to the best place to look for answers?

Thanks very much.


anonymous's picture

Thanks, John.

Re: FOG -- I did, I tried, it worked ... & now I keep expecting the Spanish Inquisition to burst into my cubicle...

Have a nice thanksgiving!


glutton's picture

Jay --

As far as I know, there is no "fix" except, as you found out, converting the file to another format like PDF, photoshop, etc.

The problem with TT is that it's old technology. A fiery rip is newer technology based on postscript protocols, of which TT has none.

Another quick fix might be to drop your TT font into Fontographer and recreate it as a PS font :-) but if you wanted it TT, I suppose, it would be so already.

Good luck.

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