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
>
>

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