Bingo! I had to go to System Properties > Advanced > Performance Settings and pick "Adjust for Best Appearance". Thanks so much! Of course it's a Windows problem, not an Adobe problem, which is what I suspected.
JW On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Dov Isaacs <isaacs at adobe.com> wrote: > No, don't mess with the .ini file. That isn't the cause of the problems. > > Ah yes, the tyranny of the clueless IT folks who "messed" with your system > last week. You need to find out exactly what they did. That is clearly the > variable here that is the clue as to what is causing the problem. > > One thing they could have done is disabled is overall support for Type 1 > and OpenType CFF fonts. Check for that in the appropriate XP Control Panel. > > - Dov > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Joel [mailto:eleysium at gmail.com] > > Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 11:08 AM > > To: Dov Isaacs > > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > > Subject: Re: fonts in Frame > > > > No, I've never had ATM on this machine. > > I don't know what kind of video card I have, however, before IT messed > with my PC last week, the > > fonts on dispalyed just fine in Frame on the same machine. > > The .ini file has this in it: > > FontDir=fminit\fonts > > Should that point to the main Windows font folder instead? > > > > > > On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Dov Isaacs <isaacs at adobe.com> wrote: > > Joel, > > > > Your attachments did come through on the private copy I received (the > list > > does strip attachments). Your description of the symptoms seems correct > as > > evidenced by the images. InDesign does its own font rendering; FrameMaker > > has the fonts rendered by Windows itself. > > > > Some additional questions: > > > > (1) Do you or did you ever have Adobe Type Manager installed on your > > system? Did you ever try to uninstall ATM? If so, such an uninstall will > > damage the ability of your computer to display Type 1 and possibly > OpenType CFF > > fonts. > > > > (2) What video card do you have? We've heard about problems with > certain > > fonts when certain video card drivers are used. > > > > - Dov > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: Joel [mailto:eleysium at gmail.com] > > > Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 10:25 AM > > > To: Dov Isaacs > > > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > > > Subject: Re: fonts in Frame > > > > > > Thanks Dov, > > > > > > I deleted the fntcache and rebooted - no luck. > > > I've attached pictures to this e-mail, but perhaps the list will strip > them out. Let me know if you > > > can't see them. > > > One picture shows text half Myriad Pro, half Minion in InDesign where > the fonts look fine. The other > > > picture has the same text in Frame where the fonts are jagged, it seems > that Frame is subsituting > > > Times NR and some Sans font for what should be there, so it looks > terrible. > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > >> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Dov Isaacs <isaacs at adobe.com> > wrote: > > >> Joel, > > >> > > >> I've tried to create a new document in FrameMaker 8 (with all updates > applied) > > >> using Myriad Pro, Myriad Pro Bold, Myriad Pro Semicondensed, and > Myriad Pro > > >> Semicondensed Bold. I am running under Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit > although > > >> that should not make a difference here. For better or worse, I was NOT > able to > > >> see any anomalies whatsoever in terms of document display, print, > and/or PDF > > >> creation with my sample document. You may try deleting the Windows > font cache, > > >> rebooting, and trying edit of your document again. > > >> > > >> Anyone else seeing this issue? If so, under what conditions? > > >> > > >> Otherwise, please send me a sample of the document showing the problem > and/or > > >> screen shots showing the rendering problems you are experiencing. > > >> > > >> - Dov > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > > From: Joel > > > > Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 8:47 AM > > > > > > > > I'm asking this again because I've had no replies: > > > > > > > > I'm on Frame 8, Win XP. The Adobe fonts are showing up terribly in > Frame. > > > > Myriad Pro, for example, is fragged and looks awful. Yet it is > installed in > > > > my Windows\Fonts folder and when I PDF the FM file the fonts are just > fine > > > > in my PDF. But the appearance in Frame is ugly and driving me nuts. > This > > > > just happened when I was migrated to a new network environment. > > > > > > > > Any ideas on what is going on? Frame was installed by someone with > admin > > > > rights on my PC, but I don't see why that would affect font display. > > > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > > > > > JW > >