Today, Apple released an update to Snow Leopard that they claim fixes the deadly PostScript-flavored OpenType font issue we mentioned before.
If you have experienced this bug, we recommend applying the update. If you haven’t experienced the bug, or haven’t upgraded to 10.6.7, we recommend waiting a week or two before upgrading, to see if this “fix” causes any new problems.
Here’s what Apple says about the update:
The Snow Leopard Font Update contains fixes for Mac OS X v10.6.7 that address issues displaying and printing OpenType fonts.
Products Affected: Mac OS X 10.6
The update includes fixes that:
- Address an issue in which some OpenType fonts don’t display correctly in certain applications
- Resolve issues printing from Preview
- Address an issue with PDF files not opening in third-party PDF viewing applications
- Resolve invalid font errors when printing to PostScript printers
Get the update at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1377
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.