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Well, I've been at this (graphic design) game for over 30 years, been using computers since my wonderful MacSE (Dual-Floppy! 1 MB of RAM!) and my PostScript Type Library is showing its age... I've been encountering more and more problems with my original Adobe Library Type-1 PS fonts, lovingly cared-for over the years, but now exhibiting errors in "modern" software (not showing up in menus, not showing styles other than regular, not rendering at all).
Now the question: do I start replacing my aging core fonts one t a time, or bite the proverbial bullet and pop six grand or so for a full library set? Do they even sell them anymore? I've already had to replace some old friends, like Optima (THAT dog has been causing problems since it was first released back in the 80s).
Or do I just keep limping along and sometimes not use the grandaddies? Most all of the "core" fonts (built into the original printers) like Helvetica and Times, along with the newer faces that have been made "free" as part of Adobe apps (Trajan, Tekton, Myriad) have been updated along the way, but the old standbys like Futura are gathering dust.
Futura is actually my latest problem. Tried using it the other day (in Powerpoint on a Mac), and got nuthin! Da*n, i thought, how can i live without Futura Bold as a reliable font? I was devastated (actually, just pissed, but you get the point).
I'm still using my original three-packages-to-make-one-family of Futura (i think Light-book-bold was one, medium-Heavy-extrabold was one, and condensed was one or two packages). The original font association tables were crap, those we fixed long ago (i was one of the two guys who fixed 'em and sold them back to adobe as part of the NFNT conversion).
Now do I return to Adobe and pop $500+ for the family, or go to one of the other foundries/shop around? I sometimes think Adobe's not even IN the type business anymore, with how quiet they've been of late. Opentype is a must, but Do i even bother with Pro versions?
Oh my, decisions, decisions... I amy be too old for this, and I've got nobody to pass these fonts on to when i die. (Wouldn't THAT be a silly probate -- "I want the Serifs! You get the Display faces and the car!")