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MikeHalloran wrote:Old, sometimes ancient versions of the fonts remain installed that don't have all the characters you need. The newer installers often don't recognize the old code to replace the old fonts.
BuonTempi wrote:Am I right that this is a custom, in-house music font, not MM's fonts? I'm confused about the implementation: the font has "blank" characters that are used for time sigs? Why not just hide the time sig and put extra space in front of the measure? (Or some other blank character, like an articulation, that spaces out the music.)MikeHalloran wrote:Old, sometimes ancient versions of the fonts remain installed that don't have all the characters you need. The newer installers often don't recognize the old code to replace the old fonts.
This has been said a few times, but I've yet to see some evidence that installers are not installing, or that MM's fonts don't have all the characters needed.
MikeHalloran wrote:Old fonts compiled before 2012 (or later, ignoring Apple's 2012 guidelines) are most likely to exhibit these issues. If you think that MM has done nothing with their fonts to make them compatible with the new guidelines, you are quite mistaken.
MikeHalloran wrote:If you want to do a clean reinstall of your Finale fonts, this will take a few minutes but it's worth it. Using the above list as a guide, open Font Book.app and delete every Finale font. It will take a few minutes after you delete till they disappear -- no need to wait, you can keep going to the next one.
Now shift-click on all the Finale fonts in the Resources folder to Open all the font Windows. You will see Install Font in the lower right hand corner. Click on it. With most, you will get an Apple error saying that the file has major problems—don't worry about it, continue with the install. When all of the Windows are closed, you are done. BTW, the font files remain in your Resources folder so don't worry that you might be deleting something irreplaceable.
I had to do this when installing Finale 2014. Some of my Finale fonts had 1995 build dates on them so I went ahead and removed every Finale font manually in Font Book.app. Fixed a lot of problems. I did it again for 25 just to make certain it still worked.
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