How To forum

Question

Trouble With PostScript Font

by Michael9171973 / December 31, 2012 2:54 AM PST

Does anybody have experience working with PostScript fonts? I've been using them for 10 years and have not encountered a problem like this one.

I'm trying to create a document using the "intelligent barcode" font. My program recognizes the font as a True Type, but once I implement the PostScript equivalent, I'm told it "does not appear to be a valid PFB file."

Can anyone help me? I'm expected to have this resolved for my job ASAP.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Trouble With PostScript Font
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Trouble With PostScript Font
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
A little.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2012 3:08 AM PST
Collapse -
Answer
More Info...
by Michael9171973 / December 31, 2012 5:03 AM PST

Sorry for being so vague, but I figure you're not likely to be familiar with the software I'm using so I didn't elaborate earlier.

I use an older print document software which, in order to generate PostScript output, requires me to create a "Font Metrics" file. I do this by creating a script in Notepad which reads in .PFB files and generates an output file. When I ran it today, it read in everything except the barcode font, for which it gave me the error listed above.

I did read over the thread you linked me to. I don't recognize .PFM as a format, but can look when I'm back at work to see if I have those files for other fonts I use.

Collapse -
I have apps out in the field too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2012 5:20 AM PST
In reply to: More Info...

And would not expect you to be familiar with them as well. It's been over a decade since we had an app write postscript files so I am rusty but I know the basics. In the case of fonts they usually just work but today I find folk all over the map on that.

For my barcode today we use .html since it's a little more current and we can expect the hosts to be able to render and print such. We stopped using postscript fonts over a decade ago for reasons I'm sure you're aware of.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.