Apple releases Snow Leopard font update

Apple has released an update that addresses font-handling problems users were experiencing in the latest OS X 10.6.7 release.

Apple has released an update for OS X that addresses font-rendering problems that cropped up for users who had upgraded to OS X 10.6.7. We initially reported on this issue in late March, where a number of people who had upgraded to OS X 10.6.7 were not able to read PDFs that were created in the latest version of the Mac OS. The issue was narrowed to how OS X was managing OpenType PostScript fonts.

If you check Software Update from within OS X 10.6.7 you should be able to apply the update there; however, you can also download it from the update's Web page (it is 3.77MB in size). Be sure that even if you update OS X by installing the latest Combo updater, that you apply this patch to fix the font problems.

The update released today addresses this issue, and 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

If you have been waiting to upgrade to OS X 10.6.7 or have downgraded your Mac to the previous version as a result of the font-handling issue, you should be able to now update it and properly print and manage fonts.

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    Topher, an avid Mac user for the past 15 years, has been a contributing author to MacFixIt since the spring of 2008. One of his passions is troubleshooting Mac problems and making the best use of Macs and Apple hardware at home and in the workplace.


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