Helvetica55Roman font issue

Discussion in 'Apple' started by cortical, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. cortical

    cortical Guest

    I have a problem with Helvetica55Roman. It is a mandatory font specified
    by a client for use in FileMaker.

    I have installed a free version, form several sources; seems to be
    exactly the same file ( as one might expect); all with same results. The
    'o' character does not display, and printing a pdf from the app raises a
    error message:


    <<
    A font in this document is not licensed for embedding without permission
    from the legal owner or font vendor. Depending on the font, blank text
    may appear in the output file.
    >>




    I am happy to buy an appropriate whatever; but from where?
     
    cortical, Feb 5, 2012
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  2. cortical

    David Empson Guest

    cortical <> wrote:

    > I have a problem with Helvetica55Roman. It is a mandatory font specified
    > by a client for use in FileMaker.
    >
    > I have installed a free version, form several sources; seems to be
    > exactly the same file ( as one might expect); all with same results. The
    > 'o' character does not display, and printing a pdf from the app raises a
    > error message:
    >
    >
    > <<
    > A font in this document is not licensed for embedding without permission
    > from the legal owner or font vendor. Depending on the font, blank text
    > may appear in the output file.
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
    > I am happy to buy an appropriate whatever; but from where?


    Ask your client where they got it from. It may be part of a licensed
    suite of fonts that is not available for download via the Internet,
    either free or paid. If it is old enough, it might not even be mentioned
    on the Internet and was only ever supplied on floppy or CD, for example.

    If all else fails, you may need to get a copy of the font from your
    client.

    --
    David Empson
     
    David Empson, Feb 6, 2012
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  3. cortical

    Gerry Guest

    In article <jgn4ns$1cq$>,
    cortical <> wrote:

    > I have a problem with Helvetica55Roman. It is a mandatory font specified
    > by a client for use in FileMaker.
    >
    > I have installed a free version, form several sources; seems to be
    > exactly the same file ( as one might expect); all with same results. The
    > 'o' character does not display, and printing a pdf from the app raises a
    > error message:
    >
    >
    > <<
    > A font in this document is not licensed for embedding without permission
    > from the legal owner or font vendor. Depending on the font, blank text
    > may appear in the output file.
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
    > I am happy to buy an appropriate whatever; but from where?


    Have looked at the offering at Linotype:

    <http://www.linotype.com/45454/NeueHelveticaPro55Roman-product.html>
     
    Gerry, Feb 6, 2012
    #3
  4. cortical

    cortical Guest

    I discovered the right click contextual menu in Font Book, selecting the
    Font, right click contextual menu has a Validate Font option, and this
    reports a warning under Warnings or Errors for 'kern' table structure
    and contents; and under 'No Warnings or Errors' another 15 parameters
    that are ok.


    I downloaded the same (free) font from a fourth source, and this has no
    errors under Font Book. TrueType as initially.


    The OS level Print as PDF from File menu worked without error with the
    dodgy font instance from LibreOffice, TextWrangler and also FileMaker.

    While FM's scripted save record as PDF resulted in the font display
    error ( no 'o' character) and error/license message result form FM's
    inbuilt scripted Save records as PDF.


    thanks for the suggestions, and particularly the point to Linotype.
     
    cortical, Feb 6, 2012
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