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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 09:36:01 AM »
hopefully I'll be gone by then and won't have to deal with that nightmare...

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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 09:43:33 AM »
hopefully I'll be gone by then and won't have to deal with that nightmare...

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Same here. I let my boss know about it yesterday. :rotf:
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 04:23:21 PM »
How does your workflow handle Type 1 fonts? We are currently on Prinergy 8 and I'm looking at v9. And looking into the docs about Type 1 and OpenType fonts and seeing what is says. They don't say much about Type 1 fonts. And the section about OpenType says

"The Font Converter does not support OpenType fonts. If your input files contain OpenType fonts that are not embedded in the file, add the location of the OpenType fonts to the font search path. This is likely a rare scenario, since software capable of handling OpenType fonts is also able to embed them.
 Although the Font Converter cannot convert OpenType fonts, most native applications, for example Adobe Creative Suite 3, convert OpenType fonts to PostScript Type 1 (which the Font Converter supports) when embedding fonts. You can also include embedded OpenType fonts when exporting a PDF file from Macromedia FreeHand. As OpenType fonts gain popularity, more software will start supporting embedded OpenType fonts in exported PDF files."
Kinda scary knowing that Adobe is killing Type 1 fonts soon. And they convert OpenType to Type 1. And I wish I could get my hands on that Macromedia Freehand, and also a computer to run it.  :rotf:
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 04:47:47 PM »
Yeah I'm guessing their info about fonts is really old. Prinergy 9 is running the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine so I'm sure it can handle opentype fonts. Even on verison 8 it isn't problem getting PDF's with OpenType, True Type, and Type 1 fonts embedded. I think it is more of an issue with the Adobe apps will no longer recognize type 1 fonts. Not RIPs.
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 09:23:37 AM »
when was that manual written?
1980?
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OTF fonts are everywhere, I use those more that Type 1 fonts now-a-days
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 09:32:02 AM »
1980 Kodak was doing Kodachrome. Creo didn't exist yet and Scitex and Linotype-Hell were kings of the mountain. And I was 25 years old. Good times.

A guy that I worked with back then and served our apprenticeship together died this week. :cry:
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 01:15:56 PM »
Sorry to hear about your former coworker Joe.
But talking about old Kodak made me think of this 3 ring binder I still have.
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 03:12:03 PM »
We threw out a bunch of old stuff like that in 2001 when they shut down our old World Color/Quebecor World plant.
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2021, 09:20:42 AM »
Sorry about your friend Joe, it sucks. I had an old friend die this week too. UGH!!!

Holy crap, Quebecor, a blast from the past

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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2021, 09:50:58 AM »
Sorry about your friend. Unfortunately the older you get the more often this happens.

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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 10:48:05 AM »
Losing these people hurts and I'm sorry.
I feel like I am just on the cusp of "that age"  :o
Hopefully I won't be there, I should be in recovery from  knee replacement surgery.

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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2021, 06:15:06 PM »
I have currently been going thru our font library and converting all Type 1 fonts to OTF using FontXChange.

Having about 90% success rate, which is far better than the alternative.

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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2021, 08:42:11 AM »
Losing these people hurts and I'm sorry.
I feel like I am just on the cusp of "that age"  :o

You think about weird things at this age. For example we ran out of q-tips. Bought a new large package. First thing in my mind was "I'll be dead before these are all gone". :rotf:
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Re: PostScript Type 1 fonts end of support
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2021, 08:44:05 AM »
I have currently been going thru our font library and converting all Type 1 fonts to OTF using FontXChange.

Having about 90% success rate, which is far better than the alternative.

10% failure rate would worry me. We're just slowly trying to substitute fonts to similar fonts from the Creative Cloud library. Workplace will be paying for that forever anyway.
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