Re: Add Adobe Fonts
- From: "Tom Ferguson" <tom.msmvp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 20:32:04 -0300
Ah! So, the problem and solution were different than the one I explored. Glad you found a good solution.
"Don Bouchard" <deebeeX@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:EEFB6362-29D4-4B97-9DFF-C597E829F297@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I stumbled across the solution! Though all the fonts were present on the CD and easily read by Windows Explorer, for some unknown reason the Add Fonts window was not reading or acknowledging the fonts. I simply copied all the fonts to a new folder on my C:\ Drive, pointed the add fonts window to that folder and, mirabile dictu, they all appeared and easily installed and are now availble on Vista.
For the life of me, I can't explain why the Add Fonts program couldn't read the fonts while on the CD.
Thanks for the help. It's good to know there is a Good Samaritan waiting to help.
"Tom Ferguson" <tom.msmvp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:%23%23msgXgzHHA.3400@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxWow! I did not know this. Blow me around the desert in the hot wind and call me tumbleweed!
I have Melior and many other PostScript Type 1 fonts installed. However, let me start at the beginning.
I deleted Melior using Control Panel Fonts. Next, I found the floppies Adobe shipped when I purchased it many years ago. (They were originally installed on Windows 3.1 using ATM Deluxe.) Then, I put the floppy in the drive and pointed the installer at the floppy. Nothing unusual in any of that. Then, as you said, there was a few seconds activity and no fonts were found. Then I pointed the installer at the directory on my HD that I use for (many, too many) PostScript font files. 15 sec or so later, up came the font names. Why the difference?
First of all, the computer in question has Vista 64 bit as its operating system. When the same thing is done on a box with XP Pro, the fonts on the floppy appear in response to the search. Also, the floppy contains pfb, afm, and inf files for the font; the HD directory contains pfb and pfm.
It would appear that Windows Vista needs the pfm file; unlike XP, it will not install the font from the pfb/afm/inf triple. XP generates a pfm file on the fly from the afm/inf files during installation and puts it in the fonts directory. I don't know what was, or why it was, changed.
(If Adobe Type Manager is installed on an XP or earlier system, it will also install the font from the pfb, afm, inf files as well as the pfb, pfm pair. However, ATM will not install on Vista.)
Information on the purpose and format of these file types is available from Adobe's site and elsewhere.
So, now what? First, is any of this relevant to your situation? What files are present on the media you are using for installation? If it lacks the pfm file, perhaps the simplest solution is to install the fonts on an XP box and copy the pfb/pfm files to the vista box and install from there.
[Curiously, while the afm files for most of Adobe's fonts (possibly not all) are available from their FTP server, the pfm files are not.]
... assuming the OS on the box having this problem is Vista...
I have a few queries "out". If anything useful
comes of that, I'll add it here.
"Don Bouchard" <deebeeX@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:118B5A55-CDE0-4443-9F0D-03D480AEFC6D@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTom,
The problem occurs when I click "Install New Font"; the intall font window seems to be collecting or sorting the font names, but when it is through scanning the folder with the Adbe Fonts, it states; "No fonts found."
Any way to get Vista to recognize the Adobe fonts like Melior and Caslon which were relatively expensive?
"Tom Ferguson" <tom.msmvp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:uJTntYbzHHA.3908@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNavigate to the Fonts item in classic view of Control Panel. From File select Install new font and browse to the folder that contains the PFM files.
"Don Bouchard" <deebeeX@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:2D118F93-9909-491C-B777-BBA6D79E25C8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI tried to add the Adobe Type I and Postcript fonts that I had purchased and which worked well in Windows
XP--but apparently are not recognized by Windows Vista.
When browsing the CD with the fonts, Vista doesn't detect any fonts, though WIn XP found them and added
them to my previous computer with Win XP.
Copy and paste doesn't work either. Any way to add these font?
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