15 Aug 08 5:22
font management is an art of its own.
certainly if you stick with known fonts and consistently
ask people to 'prepare for service bureau' or 'collect for
output' so you have EXACTLY the fonts they used in their
jobs you narrow down problems - even then its not always
foolproof. Also backup a set of fonts you use alot.
using something like Font Navigator (which come with corel)
or the plethora of Font Management software (eg) X-Fonter
you can specifically install fonts into custom directories ideally installing no more fonts other than the vanilla XP (or whichever Windows you are using) fonts in the C:Windows/Fonts
directory. This is the method i use and have few problems.
However i've had no end of trouble on a Windows 98 machine where i have to install via the Start>Settings>Control Panel >Fonts
and then install via File>Install New Font or i end up with disappearing fonts from font lists or worse yet 'invisible' fonts in the jobs using any other method. (IE) Font Navigator.
I hope that helps...and if its a Mac it is a bit different for font management with dfonts, screen fonts or things like people managing to install 5000 fonts on an OSX machine several times giving the dreaded spinning candy of death.