I am having a doozy of a time with fonts in Framemaker and I am hoping that
if I provide a detailed description of the problem, someone can point me in
the right direction. This >>SHOULD<< be Fonts 101, but I give. Here is the

*       I have purchased four fonts directly from the font maker. The fonts
are Breuer Text Regular, Breuer Text Regular Italic, Breuer Text Bold, and
Breuer Text Bold Italic.  
*       There are other fonts in this family with "Medium" in their names,
such as Breuer Text Regular Medium, Breuer Text Medium Italic, etc.  
*       There are 8 font styles in all in this family, and they are
*       I have purchased and installed only the four fonts that I listed in
my first bullet. I have not ever installed any of the Medium fonts or any of
the other fonts, so style-linking should not be an issue.
*       After installing these four fonts, I see this in my C:\Windows\Fonts
directory - Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic. Note that the
Regular fonts are actually being renamed automatically to Medium upon
installation. I did not do this manually. 
*       When I open the top level Breuer Text font folder, I see four
individual detailed font folders - one named Medium, one named Medium
Italic, one named Bold and one named Bold Italic.
*       If I open either of the Medium folders, the file name in the title
bar still reads as BreuerText-Regular. otf or BreuerTextItalic-Regular.
*       When I create a paragraph tag in FM named BodyItalic, I select
Breuer Text as the Font Family, and then for the angle, I select Italic,
which should just switch the Regular font with the Regular Italic font, but
boom. . .  the weight is also set to Bold immediately.  For the weight
characteristic, there is a Regular option, so I try to select that and click
Update All, but the angle is immediately reset to Bold and I cannot change
it. Anytime I try to set the angle for any paragraph tag that uses the
Breuer text to Italic, FM automatically sets the weight to Bold as well. 
*       I opened a Word doc., typed in some text in Breuer text, and then
manually applied the Italic character. In Word, the text is only italicized.
It is NOT bolded. I have to manually apply the Bold in Word.
*       If I use just Regular Breuer text in FM, and don't screw with the
angle, the weight remains Regular. It does not get bolded.

I have tried rebooting, clearing my font cache, rebooting again and I still
this issue in Framemaker with this danged Breuer text. I tried uninstalling
the Breuer text, clearing my font cache, reinstalling and still the same
issue. The Regular text gets loaded and installed with "Medium" in the name
in the Fonts directory and in FM., anytime I try to italicize a paragraph
tag, it gets bolded as well. 

This is really screwing up my docs., obviously, as I don't want all
italicized text to be bolded.

Any and all advice is sincerely appreciated.


Tammy Van Boening
Spectrum Writing, LLC


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