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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Font Conflicts

It is possible to have multiple font files with the same name: For example, over the years you may have bought a PostScript Type 1 version of Helvetica and a TrueType version, and then found that those legacy fonts now conflict with the Macintosh system font also named Helvetica. How do you know which font is the “right” font?

That’s how your font-management software feels when it encounters PostScript, TrueType, and Macintosh system fonts—all with the same name. If one flavor is active, and you attempt to activate another, things get exciting, as shown in Figure 6.4.

Figure 6.4. Attempting to activate a PostScript version of Helvetica prompts an alert because the OS already has its own version of Helvetica. Fortunately, font-management ...

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