When i try to generate a font with Fontlab 4.6, menu windows "font format" doesn't work (MacOsX)

luciano_perondi's picture

When I try to generate a new opentype font, the menu window "font format" doesn't work: it shows me, instead of "PC TTF", "Opentype", "Fontlab file", sometime a list of "-Bold, -Regular, -Italic", sometime a wrong list, some other time the right list, but I can't choose any option.
The problem is that not only the name are wrong, but I can't choose the file format to generate a font (and so I can't generate a font!!!!!).
I tried to erase the preferences and to reinstall the program, but nothing changed. I created a new user and everything works, but, after a short period, the problem starts again.
I changed computer, everything worked, but after two weeks the problem started again.
I can't create a new user or change computer every 2 weeks.
What happens? What I have to change to recover my fontlab? There is any preference outside the prefences files in the "preferences" folder ("FontLab 4 Toolbars" and "com.fontlab.fontlab4.plist")?
Do someone know what to do?

filip blazek's picture

I've once seen the same problem on a Mac. It IS possible to export the font, but you have to select something like "-Bold" instead of OTF. The menu is simply shifted, but all the formats are available.

twardoch's picture

Our engineers report that this indeed is a bug that will be fixed in the next release of FontLab. The bug appears when too many fonts are installed. The workaround for v4.6 is to turn off some fonts.


peterbruhn's picture

Hi Luciano, the only work-around I've found is to close down your font management software before you generate, and then turn it back on when you're done.


peterbruhn's picture

Hmm maybe I should've read through Adam's reply more carefully before replying:-)


jefferson's picture

Hey! This just happened to me! I'm freaking out here. I thought maybe it was something to do with the latest OS X update. I re-installed twice and uttered many obscenities. Okay...my heart palpitations are easing a bit.

So this is FontLab's way of telling me I have too damn many fonts, eh? I only have 353 families. Ugh. Just a few more to go...

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