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Known Issues in 8-bit Font

This page describes problems and issues found in the testing of the Numismatica 8-bit font. Submit issues by e-mail

CautionThis is an outdated 8-bit font. It is not a Unicode font and is unsuitable for use on Internet web pages. It may be useful for internal documents or those to be exchanged with others who own the same font.


Issues & Resolution

  1. When using Adobe Type Manager 4.00 in MS Word 2000, when you click Symbol on the Insert menu, you may receive the following error message: "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. " When you click Details, you receive the following message: "WINWORD caused an invalid page fault in ATM32.DLL at address...." To correct this you may have to turn off Adobe Type Manager. Q268979 Note: I have used this combination successfully with no problems and believe it may occur only with certain hardware combinations. I have not tried it with ATM 4.1.
     
  2. In Microsoft Word 97, when you format text with a symbol font, such as Numismatica or MS Symbol, and then change to a non-symbol font such as Times New Roman, the text is replaced with box characters. Q160022 Resolved: behavior has been corrected in later versions of Word for Windows. Word 2002 does not have this problem.
     
  3. In Microsoft Word 97, when you click Symbol on the Insert menu, the symbols in the dialog box appear as square boxes rather than symbols, although the symbols seem to function correctly and they can be seen in WordPad. Q163306 Resolved: behavior has been corrected in later versions of Word for Windows. Word 2002 does not have this problem.
     
  4. When using Adobe Type 1 Numismatica font with Internet Explorer 5.0, the upper 128 characters in Numismatica do not show properly. Resolved: The font was redefined to include Unicode numbers. This requires retesting, specially with older Win 3.1 applications to see if the Type 1 font functions there.
     
  5. Macintosh Type 1 font has characters in the upper 128 region in different order. Resolved: font revised to eliminate the 16 Windows encoding positions that conflicted with Macintosh encoding positions.
     
  6. Additional characters requested by Oxford. Resolved: the requested characters have been added.
     
  7. When displayed in an IE6 browser, the HTML overline appears collapsed -- too low over the characters. See example on the overline test page. Resolved: font recomposed to add invisible point at appropriate place to force overline position to match Arial and Times New Roman fonts.

Links:

Overline HTML Test


This page last updated 26 Jan 2011

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