Macromedia Freehand - Questions

Posted on 2006-05-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have a font ( chinese ) in macromedia freehand.
When i type finish the font, and when i try to make it to PATH.
It changes to some other letters.

Please advice..
Question by:darenceang
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    Specifically in this case, if a font (that has its own font name and filename), is used normaly by Freehand, can be not reached from PATH by other applications. Take a look if folders Freehand is saving to and applications are loading from are the same folder.

    Let me suggest to use ATM - Adobe's Type Manager. Free download of Light ATM at

    With less chances, take a look anyway: if Freehand was installed by an administrator and the user doesn't have administrator privileges, then you can have this kind of problem, beside others as saving some file types.

    By mixing Traditional Chinese character sets into the Simplified version or vice versa, you also see garbage instead of right characters. Hints at

    By now those are the suggestions I have.
    Below is a short list of documents with deep technical stuff on fonts.
    Use them only in extreme case...

    (only if you work in mixed Mac and Windows environments)
    Technical Note #5088 - Font Naming Issues
    Explains the technical differences between the PostScript font name, the font menu
    name, and the font file name for Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX systems.  Includes
    naming conventions for CID-keyed and multiple master fonts.

    (if you have problems with most Chinese fonts)
    Technical Note #5094 - Adobe CJK Character Collections and CMaps for CID-Keyed Fonts
    Describes the national character set and encoding standards supported by each of the
    Adobe CJK character collection documents.

    Technical Note #5079 - Adobe-GB1-4 Character Collection for CID-Keyed Fonts -

    Hope it helps...


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