Nancy, I absolutely did NOT say than any fonts are being "translated" either in the background or otherwise. FrameMaker uses Type 1 fonts (please stop using the term "PostScript fonts" - it means nothing since by definition, TrueType fonts are every bit as much "PostScript fonts" as are Type 1 fonts) directly mapping the glyphs in such fonts to Unicode. The same type of mapping occurs with TrueType fonts and OpenType fonts.
You continue to use FrameMaker with Type 1 fonts the same way you did in the past. The only problem that I am aware of is where Type 1 fonts that had strange, undocumented encodings are mapped into Unicode. This is also a problem with every other Adobe application as well. (Example, mapping the Hebrew alphabet into the Latin A through Z in a font for ease of keying. That is impossible for any Unicode- based application to effectively deal with.) - Dov > -----Original Message----- > From: ActionA at aol.com [mailto:ActionA at aol.com] > Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:35 AM > To: Dov Isaacs; framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: why am I having missing fonts in FM8, and how to correct? > > Hi, > > Would you be willing to clarify this for the font novice? From what I read > into your statement, it > appears that Type 1 fonts (the old Adobe PS fonts) are being translated in > the background into > Unicode. Is that accurate? Is there anything special I need to do? Or, can I > just go on to use Frame > and the fonts I have (a combination of PS and TrueType fonts) just the way I > always have? > > Thanks, > Nancy Adams > > In a message dated 8/14/2008 1:28:56 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, isaacs at > adobe.com writes: > FrameMaker 8 continues to support use of Type 1 fonts (I assume that is > what you mean by "PS fonts") as well as TrueType and OpenType fonts. The > character set of the Type 1 fonts are mapped into Unicode. > > You don't say what type of "font errors" you are getting (missing fonts? > mismapped characters? What?). If you provide some specific information > including the exact font names, source of such fonts, etc. and perhaps > a sample document, we could perhaps better analyze the problem you are > experiencing and offer some assistance. > > - Dov > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Kanti.Mann at schange.com > > Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:55 PM > > > > Hello: > > > > I know FM8 uses unicode, rather than PS fonts as before, but in an entire > > group of 10+ writers, some of us are getting font errors, and some are > > not, now that we're all using the ATCS. > > > > Further, many of the errors are for things like Helvetica, which is there > > anyway! > > > > Is there a pointer to an explanation of why this is happening, and how to > > fix the problem? Sorry if this is already covered, but I couldn't locate > > it in the framers archives. > > > > > > Kanti Mann