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Old 12-23-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default OTF on Windows and Mac - help!

I've got a real puzzler and need to solve it ASAP.

We are in the process of installing a new classified ad system and need to be live on January 2, 2009. The server we are working off is very far away. Windows Server 2003 R2, but I'm also seeing the behaviour described below on a local Vista install.

Due to some peculiarities of the class software, I had to modify our main classified font, Bell Centennial, to make the system believe it has regular, italic, bold and bold italic members in the family. I used FontLab Studio to rename the four faces and generate otf files. Everything I can find tells me this was done correctly.

The modified font works impeccably on the Mac, in Word and in Indesign. Windows, however, sees the italic instance as regular, and bold italic as bold. This is causing me serious grief, as it's screwing up line breaks (and we charge by the line for ads). See the attached jpg to see how the font's mapped.

Has anybody seen this before? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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